When you think of air pollution, you probably visualise somewhere outside – a big smog perhaps? But in reality, the air inside your home can be just as polluted as the air outside.
Poor indoor air quality can result in significant adverse on our health and environment according to the Department of Environment.
Indoor air quality has become an important health and safety concern – and one of the common causes of this is improper or inadequately maintained heating and ventilation systems.
This can result in indoor air being contaminated with chemicals, dusts, moulds or fungi, pet dander, bacteria, gases, vapours, and odours.
Let’s have a look at the sort of problems unhealthy air can cause.
Symptoms often linked to poor indoor air quality
It’s common for people to report one or more of the following symptoms:
- Dryness and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and skin
- Shortness of breath
- Hypersensitivity and allergies
- Sinus congestion
- Coughing and sneezing
You generally notice their symptoms after several hours at home and improve after they’ve left the building – or when they’ve been away for a lengthy time.
Many of these symptoms may also be caused by other health conditions including common colds or the flu, and aren’t necessarily because of the air quality. This fact can make identifying and resolving these problems challenging.
The Good News
The great thing is, you can do a lot as a homeowner to create healthier indoor environments. Not only that, there’s actually real, tangible benefits from quality indoor air.
- Improved comfort, health and wellbeing e.g. better sleep patterns and energy levels and 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
Good indoor air quality improves the personal well-being and health of your family. There are many other benefits to using HealthEair’s high efficiency air conditioning filters.
The HealthEair high efficiency filter is a replaceable air conditioning filter that traps pollutants that are over 10 times smaller, when compared to a traditional filter – the invisible airborne nasties making you sick!
If you’re interested in finding out more or booking in your free measure an quote, simply contact us and we’ll be glad to help!
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