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5 Benefits of Good Indoor Air Quality
Recently, millions of Americans have found themselves somewhere during weekdays that seems completely foreign to them: home.
Most non-essential workplaces have closed their doors and ordered their employees to work from the comfort of their own home over the past week.
That sounds fine, and yet... What if your home isn’t comfortable?
One main reason may be the quality of air in your home.
That’s right, the oxygen we so often take for granted has enormous ramifications for our health.
Let’s talk about what can happen when the air you breathe indoors is at optimal levels…
These are the Top 5 Benefits of Good Indoor Air Quality.
1) You Breathe Better
Breathing doesn’t require much thought. Inhale, exhale. Pretty simple, right? Not if the quality of air is sub-par. If your home’s air quality is low, you put more strain on your lungs and respiratory system. When there are less contaminants in the air, you breathe with much more ease and reduce stress on your body. Shallow breathing is not good for you long-term. With clean air, you can take big, easy breaths and give your body the oxygen it needs.
2) You Sleep Better
The air you breathe while you sleep is just as important as what you breathe awake. Volatile Organic Compounds in the air and reduced oxygen percentages disrupt your natural sleep patterns and lead to interrupted, unsatisfying sleep. This leads you to wake up groggy, unfocused and lacking the necessary energy to get through the day. Plus, respiratory irritation and airborne allergens can cause severe issues like sleep apnea. With good air quality, your breathing is deep and unencumbered, so that you wake up refreshed and ready to tackle the day!
3) You Reduce Allergens
Sneezing. Coughing. Congestion. Itchy throat. Irritated eyes. All of these are symptoms of allergic rhinitis, better known as hay fever. And allergic reactions to airborne allergens can trigger all of these, as well as other physical issues. Common allergens in the air like dust, mold spores, animal dander and pollen contribute to poor air quality. When you have clean air, you reduce allergy symptoms so that you’re not susceptible to coughing and sneezing fits all day. A good home ventilation system ensures you get the best air possible for you and your family.
4) Your Home Smells Better
That old bag of trash your roommate forgot to throw out may get the lion’s share of attention when it comes to foul odor sources, but the air you breathe plays a big role too! And the unclean air you’re breathing can carry a distinctly unpleasant smell. This does more harm than you may think, because odors have been proven to affect mood, irritability, ability to focus and more. When your indoor air has been properly filtered and the air smells cleaner, you’re more likely to be cheerful and full of positive energy. You should still make your roommate take that trash out, though.
5) You Save Money
If your health, sleep quality and mood weren’t enough, here’s a pretty practical benefit: clean air saves you money! When you have an efficient air system, you save money directly on energy costs. Plus, you’ll save long-term by avoiding the costs of any adverse health issues that arise as a result of poor air quality. So with clean air, both you and your wallet are happy.
IMPORTANT: Indoor pollution causes epidemic levels of both short- and long-term symptoms. And ordinary air filters from big box stores are cheap and incapable of protecting you and your family from dirty air pollutants.
If you would like to see what I use inside both my home and office to maintain perfectly clean, healthy air, here it is…
Oh, and enter the code CLEANAIR for a special surprise, just for my readers.