With allergies, asthma and sick building syndrome in the news, there’s been a lot of focus on improving indoor air quality. But beyond your HVAC system and air conditioning efficiency, what does indoor air quality mean for your home and quality of life? Here are a few great benefits of improving your home’s indoor air quality.
A More Comfortable Home
Overall, improving your home’s air quality will help you sleep better, provide superior moisture control and reduce odors. Combined with the other benefits listed, this makes for a much more comfortable home overall and allows you to enjoy it more.
Better indoor air quality means fewer contaminants in the air and more oxygen, which allows your body to work less to get the oxygen you need. Overall, this means you actually spend less time at home, because you have fewer sick days and hospital visits, according to a recent New Zealand study. You also benefit from a proper amount of moisture in the air, preventing irritation of your respiratory system from dry air.
Reduced Energy Costs
When you take steps to improve your indoor air quality, these steps almost always end up making your HVAC system run more efficiently. These include improved ventilation and air flow, allowing your system to work better overall, which translates into lower energy bills and more money in your pocket.
Having measures in place to improve your home’s air quality typically removes a lot of allergens from the air, whether it’s pet dander, dust mite droppings, mold, mildew, pollen or any number of other allergens. Because you have a better balance of humidity, your respiratory system is also less reactive to allergens because it’s not irritated to begin with.
Because the humidity in your home is balanced, your skin is in balance as well. Excess humidity can aggravate issues such as athlete’s foot and other fungal infections while overly dry air causes dry skin, itching and cracking.
As you can see, improving your home’s indoor air quality has a wide range of benefits. If you’re ready to look at options to improve your home’s air quality or need air conditioning repair services, please feel free to contact us. At Cox Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve been providing quality service to the Clearwater area since 1958.