3 Ways Poor Indoor Air Quality is Costing You

Indoor air quality (IAQ) isn’t something you can see, but it’s certainly something you can feel and it can be quite hazardous if it is at low levels. Don’t overlook this invisible but important aspect of your Highland Park, Illinois, home. Regular care, maintenance, and attention to your IAQ will help you keep the home clean, fresh, and healthy for you and your family.

Sending You to the Doctor

Poor indoor air quality can actually make you physically sick. Warning signs that you may have poor air quality include persistent coughing, chest tightness, itchy or watery eyes, and a sore throat. If you are not aware of any underlying causes of these problems, you may simply end up at the doctor asking about your endless series of colds or unrelenting asthma problems. Keep your medical bills under control and your health in good shape by tackling the air quality in your home.

Reducing Your Productivity

There is a proven link between indoor air quality and productivity. In office settings, improved IAQ has been linked to an increase of up to 9 percent in productivity. Visitors are also more satisfied when visiting a business location with better IAQ. These same results can translate to the home, particularly if you work from home. Keeping the air clean will make you more productive, so you can make the most of your day.

Damaging Your Home

There are many causes of poor IAQ. If high humidity is behind your problem, you may experience excessive mold and mildew growth. This can cause serious damage to your home, as it takes hold in the ductwork, walls, or ceiling. Dusty ductwork will decrease your home’s energy efficiency, and a dirty filter will create more work for your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems.

If you suspect that your home is suffering from poor IAQ, we can help. Contact Carefree Comfort at 847-388-0115. Our indoor air quality services will help you target the most troublesome parts of your home and clean up the air so your family feels happy, healthy, and productive.

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