Indoor air quality (IAQ) is something that affects all of us, whether we are aware of it or not. If you are looking to learn more about indoor air quality, or just learn what it is, this list of frequently asked questions will help give you a better understanding.
What is indoor air quality?
Indoor air quality is just what it sounds like – it is the quality of the air inside your home. It is often overlooked, but the contamination of your home’s hair (known as indoor air pollution) can pose a serious problem to you and your family.
What are the dangers of indoor air pollution?
According to the World Health Organization, indoor air pollution is linked to all kinds of health problems such as pneumonia, stoke, COPD, and lung cancer. They estimate that 4.3 million people prematurely die every year due to indoor air pollution.
Is indoor air pollution worse than outdoor air pollution?
Surprisingly – yes. The air in our homes can be up to ten times more polluted than even the dirtiest of cities.
What are common sources of indoor air pollution?
Indoor air pollution can come from a variety of sources, but some of the most common include: animal dander, mold, candles, air fresheners, cleaning products, paint, furniture, carpet, cabinetry, and heating equipment such as stoves, heaters, and fireplaces.
Where can indoor air quality problems exist?
Indoor air quality problems can be found anywhere there are four walls and a roof. This includes homes, offices, schools, hospitals, gyms, stores, and more.
What can I do to purify the air in my home?
The goods news about indoor air pollution is that you can do a lot to reverse it. Install a HEPA air filter; vacuum and dust regularly; stop using commercial cleaning products; add houseplants; and never smoke inside. Here are some more ways to improve your air quality.
The first step in purifying your home’s air is by getting a professional consultation. If you live in Norwalk, Westport, or New Canaan, Connecticut, contact Devine Bros. for a free in-home air quality assessment by calling (203) 866-4421.