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How Poor Indoor Air Quality Can Affect Your Health


woman lying down sick from allergies from poor indoor air quality

Homeowners have a responsibility to take care of their property and the health of the people under their roof. Indoor air quality must remain a priority for you to fully do this.

Several contaminants linger in households all over Canada, such as radon, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and mould.


Even mildly poor indoor air quality can create several issues for your household. How can it affect your health?


These tips will help you avoid poor indoor air quality at all costs so that your home and your health are protected.


It Can Cause Respiratory Problems

Poor indoor air quality can create several types of respiratory problems for you and the people in your household.


Close to 4 million Canadians today deal with asthma. If you're not protecting your indoor air quality, it can worsen asthma symptoms. Poor indoor air quality often includes dust and pollen, which can cause extreme allergy symptoms.


Protecting your air quality means protecting your breathing air. This leads to a better overall life experience for as long as you're in your home.


Your Skin Health Might Suffer

When your indoor air quality is poor, your skin health might also suffer.


Poor indoor air quality can clog your pores with pollutants, leading to acne issues, rashes, and breakouts. It can cause your histamine levels to rise, which can lead to allergic skin reactions.


Contaminants Can Pose Serious Issues

Maintaining quality air in your household keeps your entire health and wellness at the forefront.


Your indoor air quality situation involves serious contaminants like asbestos, ozone, fuel, pesticides, and other chemicals. This is when poor indoor air quality becomes potentially dangerous, and you'll need the help of a professional.


Many homeowners invest in ductless HVAC systems to protect their air quality.

Regardless of what sort of system you have, make sure that you're getting your air quality inspected yearly.


Get your carbon monoxide monitors inspected and tested as well so that you always know that they're on and working.


Long-Term Effects Are Possible

Maintaining healthy air can protect your health and well-being in the long term. When you fail to treat your air quality, the damage can mount.


Respiratory issues can worsen, as can the risk of health problems like heart disease and cancer. It's easy to lose track of your HVAC schedule to the point that these problems start to compound.


When your furnace hasn't been cleaned in years, you pose a greater risk to your home's air quality. Uncleaned mould can also circulate harmful spores.


Stay diligent about maintenance and inspections to prevent these kinds of long-term effects.


Fix Your Poor Indoor Air Quality Issues

Poor indoor air quality isn't anything to look past. If you take care of your home's air quality, you protect your household and everyone in it.


Don's Heating and Cooling has provided professional HVAC service to homes in Orangeville, Alliston and surrounding areas since 1990. We understand these systems and can help you improve the air quality in your home.


Contact us today for help with air quality or any of your other HVAC needs.


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