Understanding indoor air pollutants can help reduce health risks. The effects of polluted air can be experienced soon after exposure, and possibly over years to come.
Have you ever walked into a room and started sneezing, or felt a sudden sore throat? This is an immediate effect. Sometimes, all you need to do is eliminate exposure – that is, walk back out of the room.
The level of reactions to indoor pollutants will differ from person to person. Some people are more sensitive than others. For asthma sufferers, the symptoms will be more apparent. It’s important to pay attention to the time and place that symptoms occur, so you can avoid them in future.
In the long-term, serious effects of exposure to indoor pollutants can include respiratory diseases, heart diseases, and cancer. Even if you haven’t noticed any symptoms, it’s a good idea to follow methods that improve your indoor air quality.
The conditional numbers
Did you know most people spend 90% of their time indoors? That’s almost all of our time living inside.
Many of us rely on air conditioners at least half of the year. Make sure your system is serviced at the beginning of each season by an expert. It’s important to check and clean the coils and filters to avoid contamination.
Air conditioner filters need to be replaced at least twice per year. By doing this regularly, you can reduce all kinds of pollutants: pollen, dust mites, mould spores, carpet fibres, lint dust, viruses carriers, and pet dander.
Why keep your air conditioner well-maintained?
Here are a few reasons why you should invest in solutions to improve your indoor air quality:
- Greater comfort, health and wellbeing
- Better sleep patterns and energy levels
- Reduced incidence of allergies, asthma, headaches, and other chronic health conditions
- Relief from the illnesses brought on by dust, moulds, and chemicals etc.
- Increased creativity and productivity
- A happy, healthy space for your family to live – you might even notice that common cold comes around less.
Maintaining clean air inside your home requires a proactive approach. Start with making sure your air conditioner filters are pollutant-free. If you’re looking for a local team to help you, get in touch with us.
We can examine your system to make sure it’s not polluting your air. It’s a simple strategy that can help improve the health of your family. And that’s priceless.