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Your Guide to Indoor Air Quality


Indoor Air Quality

When it comes to our home comfort, we often think of our HVAC systems, electrical devices, or other large appliances. One thing that is often overlooked, though, is indoor air quality (IAQ). Because a large portion of our time is spent in our homes, a majority of the air you and your family breathe will be from your house. That’s why it’s important to ensure you have access to clean and healthy air.

In this blog post, we will explore the importance of air quality, the risks associated with poor IAQ, and provide valuable insights on how to improve it.

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

Good air quality is essential to your overall health and wellbeing. Your air quality has a direct impact on many parts of your life, including your sleep, health, and productivity. Additionally, proper ventilation and air filtration can help control the spread of airborne illnesses. Investing in good indoor air quality ensures a safer, more pleasant space that fosters overall physical and mental well-being.

Risks of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Failing to tend to your indoor air quality may come with several consequences, including:

  • Increased presence of allergens and pollen
  • Exacerbated respiratory conditions, including ashtma
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can cause headaches, dizziness, and other health concerns
  • Mold and mildew due to excess moistures
  • Increased amount of indoor particulate matter, including dust, soot, and allergens
  • Poor sleep habits
  • Dry skin, nails, and hair caused by low humidity
  • And more

With the risks of poor air quality, it’s important to make sure you’re taking measures to improve your indoor air.

How To Improve Indoor Air Quality

Fortunately, there are many ways that you can start to improve the air inside your home. These include:

  • Air filtration: High-quality air filtration systems can help to capture particulate matter, dust, and allergens, so that you don’t have to worry about these floating throughout your home.
  • Humidity control: When your humidity levels are too high, you risk mold, mildew, and damage to your furniture. On the other hand, when your humidity is too low, you have to deal with respiratory issues, dry skin and nails, and damage to your home. Fortunately, whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers can keep your home in the ideal humidity range at all times.
  • Duct sealingHaving your ducts sealed offers many benefits, such as reducing allergens and dust. It also helps your HVAC systems to perform more efficiently.
  • Air purification: An air purifier is a great investment for your home. It can help to rid the air of airborne illnesses, with some systems like the Reme Halo Air Purifier even being effective against the Covid-19 virus.

Trust American Vintage Home for Air Quality Solutions

At American Vintage Home, we want to ensure you can breathe easily in your home without the stress of poor air quality weighing on you. That’s why we are proud to provide a full range of indoor air quality services for homes in the Chicago North Shore area. We can evaluate your home to recommend the best products and services to address your specific air quality concerns.

Achieve healthier, cleaner air today with the help of American Vintage Home! Call (847) 999-4595 or contact us online to get started.

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