Top 3 Health Reasons To Monitor Indoor Air Quality Control
Air quality can have a major impact on your health. Arizona, especially the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area, has some of the worst air pollution in the entire United States.
According to the EPA, indoor pollutant levels can be two to 100 times higher than outdoor levels. This can lead to some major health concerns.
Interested to find out more? Here are three health reasons for indoor air quality control:
1. Respiratory and Circulatory Systems
There are about 25 million Americans suffering from asthma, and that number is rising. This condition is triggered by indoor air pollutants, such as dust, mites, pests, and mold.
But these don’t just impact the respiratory system. Tiny particles can enter the circulatory system through the lungs, and wreak havoc on your body. This may cause the following problems:
- dry eyes
- nasal congestion
- lung infections
- lung cancer
- increased systemic inflammation
- immune dysfunction
- neural distress
Children and seniors are the most vulnerable to the side effects of poor indoor air quality.
2. The Elderly
The elderly have weaker immune systems, so they are more prone to diseases. Even low levels of air pollutants can cause problems, such as difficulty breathing.
Additionally, seniors are vulnerable to indoor air pollution because they spend most of their time inside. That’s about 19 to 20 hours a day on average. To prevent health issues, it’s crucial to monitor air quality.
3. Kids and Schools
Kids are another group that is heavily impacted by air quality. After all, they breathe in more air relative to their body weight than adults do.
Combine this with germs, air pollutants, and the number of kids in one location, and schools become a major air quality concern.
This is where asthma becomes a problem again. According to the EPA, asthma is the leading cause of kids calling out due to a chronic illness.
A child’s mind, body, and immune system are still developing. If we want them to grow and be healthy, the air quality of their schools needs to be monitored and properly managed.
Air Quality Control and You
Air quality control should be a major concern in Arizona. It can have a major impact on a person’s circulatory and respiratory system. And it can be especially harmful if you are very young or old.
Poor air quality may cause severe health issues, but there are ways to fix it.
Air filters can make all the difference. You can find these products at Hays Cooling Heating & Plumbing LLC.
We’ve been providing HVAC services for the Phoenix Valley since 2001. We are dedicated to the quality of our business and the quality of your air.
If you’re in the Phoenix or Scottsdale area and are worried about air quality, give us a call!
Pollution impacts your home, office, or school, but it’s not something to panic about. Don’t let poor indoor air quality ruin your health!
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About the Author
Chris and Stacia Hays, are the owners of Hays Cooling, Heating & Plumbing; a family owned and operated HVAC company in Phoenix founded in 2001 that services both commercial and residential customers. Chris leads a team of certified technicians who have over 45 years of combined experience and has earned and A+ rating with the BBB and a strong five star rating online. Hays Cooling and Heating focuses on providing support to their customers every step of the way, with exceptional service and competitive prices. If you are looking for top-notch air conditioning and heating service, contact Chris or Stacia today.