Indoor air pollution, building-related illness, and “sick building syndrome” have received increased attention over the last several years.

GirlWithDogResearch, conducted by various agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has shown that the quality of indoor air can be many times worse than that of the outdoor air. Given the fact that many people spend as much as 90 percent of their time indoors, the health risk due to indoor air pollutants is a significant public health concern.

  • Pollutants can cause or contribute to short- and long-term health problems, including asthma, respiratory tract infections, allergic reactions, headaches, congestion, eye and skin irritations, coughing, sneezing, fatigue, dizziness and nausea.
  • Indoor air pollutants can cause discomfort, and reduce attendance and productivity. Recent data suggest that poor IAQ can reduce a person’s ability to perform specific mental tasks requiring concentration, calculation, or memory.
  • Indoor air pollutants hasten building deterioration. For example, uncontrolled moisture can result in mold growth that leads to the structural decay of building components.
  • Poor indoor air quality strains relationships among employees, family members, parents, teachers, students and school administrations.
  • Indoor air quality problems can result in liability issues or lawsuits.

Air Filtration

Your air conditioner filter serves a dual purpose. It improves the air quality inside your home by helping to reduce the level of dust in the air, and it helps increase the efficiency of your air conditioner unit by reducing the amount of dust and other particulates that can accumulate on the unit’s evaporator coils. Filters are rated by the size of the particulates they are able to stop.

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Dehumidification

The winter and dry summer seasons witness a drop in humidity levels, making it important for one to have a humidifier in their home. For those who have nasal problems and allergies related to the respiratory tract, will greatly benefit from setting up a humidifier. There are different kinds of this device that can be installed into a home. There are humidifiers for a single room setting or entire house depending on your needs.