Importance of Maintaining Good Indoor Air Quality

August 12, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency has identified indoor air pollution among the most common and serious health risks facing Americans. Between work, school, and home life, the average American spends 90% of his or her time indoors. Unfortunately, concerns regarding poor indoor air quality only increase during the warmer months.

Indoor Air Has Higher Pollution Concentrations

Nacogdoches Sheet Metal, Plumbing & Air Conditioning, LTD. has been helping homeowners in Nacogdoches and the surrounding areas to optimize their indoor air quality for many decades. Many of our new customers are surprised to learn that indoor air pollution is often more dangerous than outdoor air pollution due to higher concentration levels. In addition, air pollution is generally worse in the summer due to factors like ozone and ultraviolet radiation.

With the AC Running, You Rely Entirely on the Ventilation System

With an air conditioner cooling your home, you likely have all the windows and doors closed. While that is practical in terms of energy efficiency, it raises concerns about pollution. An optimal ventilation system ensures that you get adequate fresh air but in an energy-efficient manner.

You Can Easily Add More Pollution to Your Living Space

You also have to be careful not to introduce pollutants to the home. The most common way people do this is with household cleaners and artificial air fresheners. Homeowners with plants also have to be careful not to overwater them, which can cause mold spores.

Exacerbated Symptoms

It is important to keep humidity levels in check because moisture can make it more difficult to breathe. It can be especially bad for people who suffer from lung conditions. Similarly, indoor air pollution affects everyone’s health, but it is particularly concerning for people with asthma, COPD, and similar conditions because it can exacerbate existing symptoms and cause the onset of additional ones.

Maintain Optimal Indoor Air Quality

Nacogdoches Sheet Metal, Plumbing & Air Conditioning, LTD. in Nacogdoches welcomes the opportunity to help you optimize your indoor air quality. We also provide an array of services related to heating, cooling, plumbing, and sheet metal fabrication. Contact us today to learn more about these services and to schedule an appointment.