Most people spend the majority of their day indoors where the air quality can be less than stellar. No wonder people go outside to "get some fresh air." While it's true that outdoor air quality can be poor in areas of high pollution, dust, and pollen, outdoor air is generally better than indoor air. The air inside a building or home can have a myriad of problems with it. Think about it; the air inside doesn't get to circulate very much.
As a result, dust, pollution, and other pollutants can remain in the air and cause problems. Some of these other pollutants include lead dust, asbestos, pollen, radon, mold spores, animal dander, pesticides, tobacco smoke, and more. One of the biggest problems is combustion pollutants that result from furnaces, fuel-burning stoves, fireplaces, and heaters that use gas, oil, wood, or coal.
Exposure to these indoor pollutants can lead to many acute and chronic health problems, especially if the pollution is high in concentration or exposure lasts for a long time. If an individual is particularly sensitive to an allergen or mold, or if they already have a chronic respiratory condition, they may be at even greater risk. Here are some common health problems from poor indoor air quality:
Here at Ace & A Heating and Air Conditioning of Gwinnett Inc. we know that having the right HVAC system and maintaining it properly can greatly improve the air quality in your home or business, eliminating these harmful health problems.