Families in Sumter, SC, go to great lengths to keep their kids and other household members safe and healthy in their homes. But one aspect that is often overlooked is indoor air quality. There are many reasons to improve your home’s indoor air quality for the health and comfort of your family, but here are three of the most common ones.
1. Suffering From Seasonal Allergies
While many people suffer from spring allergies, seasonal allergies can actually occur at different times of the year as various types of pollen and other particles circulate in the air outside. It’s bad enough to have to deal with allergy symptoms when you leave the home, but it can be unbearable when going indoors provides no relief.
Many people who suffer from allergies also suffer from asthma attacks. If you or your family members suffer from allergies, it’s important to create a home environment that keeps outdoor allergens and pollutants at bay.
2. Sensitive to Pet Dander and Odors
Many pet owners know too well that all kinds of odors can spread throughout the home, even when you clean their food dishes, litter boxes and bedding regularly. And many pets actually shed fur, feathers and other forms of pet dander that can cause allergies in household members after prolonged exposure. Improving air quality can remove these allergens and odors from the air in your home.
3. Living in an Older Home
Some older homes may have a material in the walls called asbestos. In the 1970s, studies found that exposure to asbestos causes cancer, and by the 1980s, the substance was no longer allowed in home construction across the country.
So, if you’re living in a home built prior to 1980, your family could be at risk. Air cleaners and filtration systems can help make the air in your home safer for the whole family.
Cleaning the air inside your home can bring much-needed relief from allergies and asthma triggers. And reducing common household odors will also make your home much more comfortable for your family and guests. For more information on how you can improve your home’s indoor air quality, contact us at Air Solutions Heating and Cooling today.
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