Home is where your heart is — but is it where your health is? According to the EPA, poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is one of the top five environmental risks to public health. This isn’t surprising when you consider these five facts about how your house’s air is making you sick.
How Your House’s Air Is Making You Sick
1. Increased Time Indoors
Between nights at home and days at work, people spend upwards of 90 percent of their time indoors. This makes plenty of time for even minor indoor air quality issues like mold or dust mites to making you sick.
2. Polluted Indoor Air
Air is invisible. And we don’t always realize that it’s more polluted than the air outdoors.
3. Asthma and Allergy Rates are Increasing
Living with asthma and allergies is aggravated by many types of indoor air pollution, including mold, pollen, pet dander, and dust. As rates of these health issues rise, so does the number of people suffering indoors.
4. Indoor Air May Make Allergies or Asthma Worse
According to the American Lung Association, poor indoor air quality may cause or contribute to respiratory issues.
5. Most Homeowners Don’t Know How to Improve IAQ
Homeowners may be feeling the impact of poor indoor air quality. But they may not know how to fix it. A full line of service products aimed at improving your IAQ exist and stop your house’s air from making you sick.
Ask your HVAC Installer About Improving Your House’s Air
Improving your indoor air quality requires keeping you house’s air in the home fresh, purified, properly conditioned, and at the right temperature. Whole-home air purifiers from AprilAire can help remove allergens such as mold, pet dander, dust, and pollen; which can reduce allergy and asthma triggers.
Whole-home ventilation solutions can ensure that the air in your house is always fresh. Control of excess humidity is achieved with a whole home dehumidifier and a whole-home central humidifier can keep air from becoming too dry in the winter.
One Thermostat To Rule Them All
Best of all, complete control of indoor air is possible from a single thermostat and smartphone app with the 8920W Thermostat with IAQ Control from AprilAire. The 8920W allows simple, intuitive control of temperature, humidity, air purity and freshness. Homeowners can also set limits for all attributes of IAQ and receive warnings about temperature and humidity levels. Reducing airborne triggers in your house’s air has never been easier.