5 Benefits of Good Indoor Air Quality
When it comes to breathing, the purity of the air we’re taking into our bodies is vitally important. What many may not realize is the vast percentage of time we spend inside. Between work and home, most Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors. When you consider that, it’s not difficult to understand the importance of good indoor air quality.
WHAT IS MEANT BY INDOOR AIR QUALITY?
Indoor air quality or IAQ refers to the quality of the air we breathe when we’re indoors as it relates to our overall health, the ability to carry out daily activities and to our comfort. IAQ includes temperature and humidity and factors in ventilation and any exposures to contaminants. Indoor air quality can affect a building’s occupants for both the short- and long-term.
Since we now understand what IAQ is, let’s consider five benefits to having good IAQ:
- When indoor air is pure and free of toxins, you will definitely breathe easier. For those with underlying health conditions such asthma, allergies or COPD, this can be a real game changer to overall quality of life.
- Good IAQ means the air is purer, giving you the best exposure to the quality of air our bodies need for optimum general health and possibly reducing exposure to toxins that cause cardiac and lung diseases or other serious illnesses.
- Better sleep. Fewer contaminants in the air promotes better nighttime breathing and a more restful sleep.
- The American Psychological Association states that good IAQ is directly related to overall mood and disposition, meaning you and your family will likely be happier and better satisfied.
- Humidity levels inside should be between 30% and 50%. Good IAQ can help maintain a level of humidity that’s best for you, your furnishings and your home comfort system.
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