With breathing being as important as it is, it’s vital to have good air quality inside your home. The EPA states that indoor air pollution is often two to five times worse than levels found outside. If that doesn’t convince you, here are five reasons why you should improve your air quality in your Wake Forest, NC, home.

Better Health

Indoor air pollution is more than just animal dander, dust and spores. It includes fumes from stoves, radon, carbon monoxide, tobacco smoke and VOCs. These impact your health in numerous ways, including:

  • Triggering allergies and asthma symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Organ damage
  • Respiratory problems

Better Sleeping Habits

When you’re healthier and breathe better, you also sleep better. When you sleep well, you reduce your stress levels, which means you’re less likely to fall ill. While you sleep, your breathing rate decreases until you hit REM sleep, when it increases.

Reduces Odors

Whether it’s the odor from cooking, stagnating water, or your cat’s litter box, scents affect your mood, health and other aspects of your life, even if they aren’t strong odors. Improving your indoor air quality can often help reduce the amount of odors in your home, which can lead to a reduction in your stress levels, an elevated mood and more energy. When you have more energy, you’re likely to stay more active, which also helps keep you healthy.

Lower Energy Bills

Improving your indoor air quality also affects your energy bills. During peak cooling season (and peak heating season), clean or replace the air filters on your AC or HVAC system. Clogged air filters make your system work harder to keep you comfortable and increase the need for HVAC maintenance and repairs to your system.

Don’t let poor indoor air quality continue to affect your health and the health of your loved ones. Contact Mitchell Heating & Cooling today to explore our range of indoor air quality products.

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