3 Reasons to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a critical aspect of home comfort, and improving it can have a very positive impact on your life. Even a small improvement can lead to better overall health. Here are three reasons residents of Marco Island, FL, should focus on improving their IAQ:

Better Health

Poor IAQ can cause an astonishing variety of health problems, especially if you have prolonged exposure to pollutants. Respiratory issues like coughing, sneezing, congestion, an irritated throat and colds are obvious enough consequences of breathing bad air. But airborne toxins can also cause nausea, headaches, vomiting, nosebleeds, fainting and even heart disease over time.

Fewer Allergy Symptoms

If you’re unfortunate enough to suffer from seasonal allergies, you know breathing in air loaded with pollen and pet dander can be a nightmare. If you can effectively clean such pollutants out of your air with the help of better filters, a dehumidifier or an air scrubber, you might be able to reduce or eliminate the severity of symptoms.

Decreased Energy Costs

It may not be immediately obvious how IAQ relates to your energy costs, but there is a connection. Pollutants like dust and pollen not only make it more difficult to breathe, but they can also affect the efficiency of your HVAC system. Dirt that rushes into the ducts and filters of your system will interrupt airflow.

Once airflow declines, general system functioning will likely start falling shortly after. Your HVAC system may become less able to distribute air around your home. It’ll have to consume more energy to produce the same heating or cooling effect as before, raising your utility bills.

The benefits of improving IAQ in your Marco Island, FL, home are clear and overwhelming. To get started, call Key to Cool and ask for our indoor air quality services.

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