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All of us are exposed to numerous dangers that are unavoidable as a result of being humans. Poor indoor air quality is just one of the additional dangers we can avoid. While many people are aware of the negative impacts of air pollution on health, they don't realize that it affects both the quality of outdoor and indoor air.

 

One of the few things we have in common with everyone on the planet is air. If we are to breathe, we need to make sure that we're getting high-quality air. We don't have much control over the quality of air outside, but we have control over the quality of indoor air we breathe. The ability to assess and control the home's air quality is vital to residents' health and safety and can easily be managed by an HVAC contractors located in Colorado Springs, CO.

 

What is CLEAN AIR? AND HOW do symptoms relate to poor QUALITY OF AIR?

 

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends 90% of their time indoors, where the pollutants are two to five times more concentrated than in the outdoors. The health of a person's body can be directly affected by air pollution whether it is long-term or immediate.

 

The impacts of poor indoor air quality are often manageable and short-term. Air quality is often overlooked because the immediate effects of poor indoor air quality, such as coughing and sinus congestion could be mistakenly interpreted as common ailments. Air pollution's delayed consequences can be severe and even fatal, especially for the most vulnerable people, like people who are old, young, and people who have compromised immune systems. The delayed effects are often not noticed until it's too far too late. This is why it is important to ensure that indoor air quality is maintained.

 

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF AIR POLLUTION INDOORS?

 

Homeowners are usually unaware of the existence of contaminants since they are difficult to detect through the senses. Formaldehyde, new furniture, and walls painted with paint as well as poor insulation, cleaners, and lead are all sources of hazardous particles that can contribute to low indoor air quality. Although we know how damaging pollution can be, it is unknown how and when an individual reacts or what the impact will be with no pure air.

 

WHAT IS POOR QUALITY OF AIR MEANT?

 

The index of air quality (AQI) determines the presence of primary air pollutants having a higher score meaning the greater danger of pollution. This index ranges from 0-500. Any pollutant that has a value greater than 300 is considered poor. The threshold for indoor air quality for the EPA is 100. Anything that is higher than this would be considered to be unhealthy, and will not be considered healthy. This is a criterion to safeguard public health.

 

A LOT OF FACTORS IMPACT INDOOR AIR QUALITY.

 

Unnatural, harmful carcinogens and substances can be discovered throughout the home. It is as easy to use safe cleaning products and paints to keep indoor air quality. Air purifiers are beneficial to control moisture, they only have the power to a certain extent. It is possible to boost the amount of ventilation you have in your house however, this is not going to decrease the growth of harmful pollutants. Air quality issues within the home tend to be more deep-seated, requiring the assistance of a specialist to find and resolve them.

 

An extensive home energy audit can identify the amount of fresh air that is entering your home and evaluate it against the standards of health and safety for optimal indoor air quality. Home energy audits are also able to determine areas where allergens and dust are getting into your home and offer solutions for sealing the area.


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