How to Improve Home Air Quality

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Over the past few years, the Covid-19 pandemic has shifted how we live everyday life. As a result, Americans spend more time at home than ever. Although we don’t usually think about the air we breathe at home, it plays a significant role in our physical health. Now that we spend an even greater amount of time at home than in previous years, ensuring your air quality is conducive to a healthy living environment is even more critical. Here’s how to improve home air quality and why it’s essential. 

Why Indoor Air Quality Matters 

The air we breathe has a direct effect on our health. Breathing contaminated and polluted air can make us sick, potentially leading to numerous health issues. Not to mention, poor indoor air quality increases risk factors for those with preexisting medical conditions. Adverse health effects from breathing indoor pollutants might show up immediately or have long-term consequences, including: 

  • Headaches, dizziness, and fatigue
  • Eye, nose, and throat irritation
  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Respiratory issues
  • Heart disease 
  • Cancer 

How to Improve Home Air Quality 

There’s nothing like feeling the cool air when you step inside on a hot-and-sticky summer day. But what you may not realize when you take a deep breath is that the air is dirtier inside than it is outside. Excess moisture, heating and air conditioning units, outdoor contaminants, furnishings, and building materials can cause poor air quality. If you’re looking for ideas on how to improve home air quality, addressing poor ventilation and moisture control issues can make a big difference. 

Improve Ventilation & Address Moisture Issues 

Dust, allergens, and mold collect in the ductwork, traveling through the vents and into the very air you breathe. That’s why houses have ventilation to help bring fresh air in and expel stale air. Ventilation issues, compiled with moisture problems, lead to poor air quality. Well-functioning ventilation replaces the contaminated indoor air with fresh, outdoor air. This means the air you are breathing is cleaner and of higher quality. Also, ensuring there are no moisture issues prevents mold growth, which can lead to asthma and other respiratory illnesses. 

At Managed Services Group, we offer dehumidifier repair or installation to improve air quality and reduce moisture in the air. We can also repair and replace ductwork and fix any moisture control issues that could cause mold or mildew growth. As our homes are where we spend the most time, ensuring we’re breathing the cleanest air possible can improve health and quality of life. 

Since 2008, Managed Services Group has provided comprehensive moisture control and basement waterproofing services to homeowners throughout the Greater Richmond area. As a licensed and insured Class A contractor, we have the experience and knowledge to back up our passion for home improvement. Give us a call today at 804-972-3007 (434-299-9382 for Charlottesville) for a free estimate. We’ll schedule an inspection with you, make a recommendation, and, in most cases, give you an estimate right on the spot.