Whole-home air purification is becoming more popular as homeowners realize the health complications that can arise from poor indoor air quality. Even if your Plano, TX, home is cleaned regularly and well maintained, you may suffer from minor or chronic health issues as a result of dust, mold, mildew and other contaminants that aren’t visible to the human eye. You can even introduce air impurities by spraying household cleaning products, air fresheners and pesticides.
When you start running an air purifier and UV light, you kill most of those impurities. That in turn may help improve your health in the short and long term.
Asthma and Allergies
Research has shown that improving indoor air quality leads to improved symptoms of asthma in children. Many adults with asthma also find that using an air purifier with UV light reduces the severity and frequency of asthma attacks. There isn’t much you can do about allergens in your outdoor air, but you’re in complete control of your indoor environment.
Allergy symptoms may also escalate when too many contaminants build up in your air supply. You may suffer from itchy or watery eyes, coughing, sneezing and sinus inflammation year-round.
Headaches and Fatigue
Unexplained fatigue and frequent headaches are often associated with poor air quality, but many people take months or years to make that connection. If you can’t seem to get enough sleep or your doctor can’t find the cause of your migraines, you may want to try installing a whole-home air purification system to see if you feel better.
Long-Term Health Consequences
After breathing low-quality air for a long period of time, it’s possible to suffer some of the following long-term health consequences:
- Heart disease
- Respiratory disease
You can avoid these more severe consequences by correcting your indoor air quality immediately. In addition to installing air purifiers and using UV light to kill bacteria, you should consider having your ducts professionally cleaned. Switching to healthier cleaning products may help as well.
Is it time to improve your indoor air quality and protect your health? Call us at (214) 390-3740 to discuss your options.