Poor Air Quality Can Affect Your Health

Top 4 Ways Poor Air Quality Can Affect Your Health

Poor Air Quality can affect your health and negatively impact indoor air quality, not to mention your wallet. When it comes to keeping you and your family healthy, indoor air quality matters. In fact, dirty air can lead to costly repairs by making your HVAC system work harder. It is important to know the impacts that poor indoor air quality can have, so we have put together a list of a few ways dirty ducts can affect your health.

Allergies and Asthma

If you already suffer from allergies or asthma, you probably know how much your environment can affect these conditions. Dust, allergens, mold, and mildew build up inside your air, and get circulated back through your home by your HVAC system which can trigger severe allergy symptoms and asthma attacks.

Respiratory Issues

Even if you typically don’t suffer from allergies or asthma, dirty air can lead to upper respiratory issues and can cause shortness of breath, congestion, and sore throat. 

Eye Irritation

People who experience dry-eye syndrome may suffer increased eye irritation as a result of dirty air. Dust, pet dander, and other pollutants can get in the eyes and create red, itchy, irritated eyes.

Fatigue

Breathing in contaminated air can also cause fatigue. Similar to your HVAC system, having to work harder to distribute air when the air is full of pollutants, your lungs have to work harder to distribute air to other parts of your body. 

Quite simply, in many ways, you are what you breathe and what you breathe in can directly affect your health and the health of your family. Keeping your air clean is essential to protecting the indoor air quality of your home as well as keeping your HVAC system operating at peak efficiency. For all your HVAC system questions and maintenance concerns, contact the professionals at Advent Air. We’re committed to the quality of the air you and your family breathe every single day. Call and schedule to learn more about indoor air quality and breathe a little easier.