Living in a Palm City, FL, home plagued by poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can be burdensome. Fortunately, HVAC professionals can help. Here are three hazards of living with dirty indoor air:

Poor General Health

In discussions about IAQ, people’s minds usually shift to the negative health effects of breathing dirty air. Of course, there are excellent reasons for this. Exposure to airborne pollutants can cause issues like headaches, cold symptoms and even, if the exposure is severe and prolonged enough, diseases like lung cancer and COPD.

Poor IAQ doesn’t merely damage people’s respiratory health. It can also cause nausea, vomiting, fainting and headaches, and it may even contribute to the onset of heart disease.

Declined Sleep Quality

If you’re trapped in a home with dirty air, don’t expect to sleep soundly. Because airborne pollutants will irritate your lungs and sinuses, they can disrupt and even completely ruin your sleep. If the air in your home is sufficiently dirty, you may wake up multiple times during the night.

Reduced HVAC Performance

Low indoor air quality can also wreak havoc on your HVAC system. That system depends on the continued existence of smooth airflow to do its job. The same pollutants that can decrease your IAQ can also can restrict airflow through your HVAC system.

Any dirt or dust that ends up trapped in your HVAC system’s air filters or ductwork is particularly likely to do this. This is only one reason it’s important for you to clean or replace your air filters every 30 to 90 days and arrange for professional maintenance on your system at least once per year.

Never accept living with dirty indoor air in Palm City, FL. Seek professional help. Call our team at Krauss & Crane Air Conditioning to ask for HVAC services, including indoor air quality product installations.

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