When the warmer months out of the year arrive, such as spring and summer, there's a huge emphasis around the great outdoors.
From seasonal allergies to the UV index, there are a few things that can cause concern (and rightfully so). But what about your indoor air quality?
Sure, you might not be spending more time indoors, nowadays — but when you do retire to your living room after a long day in the sun, the air quality could be worse indoors than the one found outside.
That said, here's what you need to know about your home's indoor air quality:
What Do I Need to Know About IAQ?
If you think about the nuisances in your home, what comes to mind first? Is it dust or the sudden presence of mold or mildew? Or what about the time-consuming chores (i.e., cleaning every countertop in your home), or having to repaint your entire house?
These nuisances and chores may be annoying, but they are also problematic. Now, you may be asking yourself why and how — well, the answer to this is that most of these things (besides dust) release fumes into the air around you, which can act as irritants that cause indoor allergies.
Indoor air quality affects your overall health in an abundance of ways. As previously mentioned, the household to-dos, along with dust and debris, can act as irritants, which are prone to causing allergies and problems for family members with respiratory problems.
Now, if your house also suffers from poor ventilation, then the quality of your air can decrease to a point that will negatively affect you and your family's health. Additionally, the EPA ranks indoor air pollution as one of the top five environmental risks to public health.