Air quality is an ongoing concern across Wasatch Front in northern Utah. The winter and summer seasons tend to bring the worst in air quality since these seasons involve inversions that linger in the valley along the Wasatch mountain range. Improving air quality is something that is an ongoing contentious issue in this part of the state, but actively improving the indoor air quality in your home or business is something that everyone should consider an important part of promoting better indoor living and working conditions. There are some important steps you can take to improve the air quality of your home or business.
Indoor Air Quality
The quality of your indoor air is an important determiner of safety and quality of life. Contaminated air can lead to respiratory problems and can adversely affect your health. If you are constantly breathing contaminated air you may be increasing your risks for a range of health problems. While outdoor air pollution is something you have little control over, the quality of your indoor air is something you can improve. Indoor air pollution ranks as one of the top risks to overall public health and this contamination can aggravate asthma and other respiratory problems.
Indoor air contamination can be caused by a number of things. Toxins and pollutants from everyday household cleaners, furnishings, and common allergens are all contributors to indoor air contamination. Poor ventilation, pet dander, dirt, dust, and other airborne allergens are primary contributors and present pretty much everywhere, even the cleanest indoor spaces. Regular cleaning of the space can help reduce these contaminants on a daily basis, but proper ventilation and air purification is the only way to preserve cleaner air.
Air purification systems are the most effective way to maintain cleaner, healthier air. There are a number of methods to achieve better indoor air quality, including complete duct cleaning, humidifiers, better ventilation, and whole house purification. Each one of these steps can make a big difference in the quality of the indoor air overall. There is no reason not consider comprehensive air purification for your home, even if the only thing you do is undertake a good vent cleaning from time to time.
When you consider that air quality indoors is so influenced by the outdoor conditions and everyday dirt and dander, as well as household cleaning products, the importance of improving the quality of indoor air is obvious. Take steps to keep indoor air as clean as possible, especially during the winter season when outdoor temperatures typically prevent the circulation of fresh air inside.