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Indoor Air Quality: 4 Benefits of a Good Ventilation System

Indoor Air Quality: 4 Benefits of a Good Ventilation System

Ventilation is the process of intentionally introducing outdoor air into spaces such as houses or rooms while removing stale air. The aim of ventilation is to regulate indoor air quality by displacing and diluting indoor pollutants. A good ventilation system should therefore be able to remove or dilute any indoor pollutants and distribute fresh air in your house.

Ventilation systems also play numerous roles that improve the quality of indoor air. Below are four benefits of a good ventilation system.indoor-air-quality-ez-breathe-1

  1. Controls air impurities

It is important for every home or building to have good circulation of indoor air in order to constantly get a supply of fresh air. A constant supply of fresh air into a building reduces the risk of indoor air pollution. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 4.3 million people across the world die annually as a result of poor indoor air quality.

A good ventilation system helps improve indoor air quality by expelling different types of pollutants including bacteria, moisture, musty odors and dust.

  1. Stops condensation

Another benefit of a good ventilation system is that it stops condensation in any indoor space. Condensation occurs as a result of a buildup of moisture. The moisture condenses on various sources to form water droplets.

Condensation can lead to the growth of mold on various surfaces including drywall, walls, and floors. Another problem that stems from condensation is wood decay, which occurs when wooden items have a moisture content that exceeds 20%. 

By removing moisture, a ventilation system helps stop problems such as condensation and the growth of mold, thus improving indoor air quality.indoor-air-quality-ez-breathe-2

  1. Regulates air

Unless you have installed a good ventilation system, you are not able to control the movement of air in your home. Too much cold air coming in may mean high energy costs due to heating. A good ventilation system controls the amount of air that enters a building and ensures that your indoor air is of the right quality and has the right temperature.

  1. Controls air temperature

The ability to control air temperature is a notable benefit of a good ventilation system. Room temperatures change due to factors such as weather, the location of the room, the number and size of windows, and the number of people in a room.

A good ventilation system adjusts the temperature accordingly so that your indoor space does not become hot and stuffy when there are many people or when the incoming air becomes hotter.

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Would You Live In Your Basement?

Ask yourself this question: “Would you live in your basement?” Your answer is probably a hard “NO!” Basements are notorious for being “icky”–damp, musty, and full of spiders.

Did you know that the air from your basement may be exactly what you’re breathing all day, every day? This is due to stack effect, the process of warm air rising upward in a building. (This is because warm air is lighter than cold air.) Stack effect will cause the air to flow from a basement into living spaces upstairs, bringing airborne pollutants–mold, moisture, radon, chemicals–right along with it.

So if you’re lining up the home improvement projects for the coming summer months, think about starting where it matters most: in the basement!

Healthy Air Starts at the Bottom

How to make your basement, and your home, healthier:

  1. Manage the moisture. Improve exterior drainage to prevent water from leaking into your basement. Manage indoor humidity levels below 60% to prevent condensation.
  2. Test your home for radon. Install systems to reduce the radon if the test result is above EPA-recommended acceptable levels.
  3. Clean. Accumulated dust and dirt can trap moisture and grow mold. Throw away unwanted items–especially old paints, chemicals, and pesticides.
  4. Evict Pests. Trap unwanted visitors: ants, mice, rats, squirrels.
  5. Weatherize. insulating and air sealing your basement can reduce the impact of stack effect and save you energy dollars too!
  6. Ventilate. Below grade spaces require ventilation to exhaust harmful chemicals, toxins, allergens and to create air exchanges for a safe and healthy air quality.

 

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Why Measure Your Indoor Humidity?

High humidity levels in your indoor environment are a common cause for moisture, mold and mildew problems inside your home.

When warm humid air lands on a cool surface, the moisture in the air condenses into liquid water on the surface material. If that cool surface is your summertime ice tea glass, your glass gets wet, we are accustomed to this harmless display of high humidity. However, when that cool surface is in your basement, attic or on your windows, and those surfaces get wet it’s a red flag that you have high humidity inside your home. Moist, damp conditions lead to mold and bacteria growth, as well as increase the risk of insects and other health related problems like asthma and allergies.

Keeping your relative humidity (RH) at or below 50% will go a long way towards preventing moisture from condensing on cold surfaces in your home. Measure your RH frequently, particularly in the summer months. Treat spaces that consistently have an RH higher than 50% with a means to lower airborne moisture.

For more information on preventing mold and moisture problems in your home from high levels of indoor humidity, visit our website: www.ezbreathe.com

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“Making Your Basement a Livable Space”

We have seen a growing trend in the number of homeowners remodeling, renovating and generally improving their basements to make them usable, livable spaces. Home Gyms, Rec Rooms, Home Offices, Man Caves and additional bedrooms seem to be the most popular inspiration for this wave of basement improvement. The current tight housing market has also contributed to the growth in renovating our own spaces, rather than look for something new/different. It’s also one of the best home improvement projects for ROI.

HGTV shared, “The last annual ‘Cost vs. Value’ Report from Remodeling magazine put the average basement remodel at a 70.3 percent payback, which made it among the smartest redos, along with an attic bedroom, minor kitchen redo, deck, and new entry door.”

Basement Ventilation is something that is necessary whether you are considering remodeling or not – Basements are considered one of the biggest contributors to indoor air pollution for any house whether a new house, an older home and especially those that are being remodeled.

Why? 60% of the air in your home was once basement air – Basement air is arguably the worst air inside the home/building envelope.

  1. Research from the University of Wisconsin reports that “Basements and crawlspaces absorb 10-15 gallons of water VAPOR every day!” Consider the analogy of gallon milk jugs – 10-15 milk jugs of water vapor EVERY day coming in through the porous walls and floor. The natural transmission of the moisture in the soil surrounding the house migrating through the walls and the floor is based on the physics Law of Thermal Dynamics – Wet moves to dry. We can address bulk liquid water intrusion with drains and pumps redirecting that liquid water away from and out of the home’s foundation, however, that is not what we are talking about here. There is very little we can do to fight the water vapor – Water in its gaseous form – from absorbing through the walls and the floor. Once the humidity is trapped it becomes a food source for mold, mildew, and pests and encourages rust, dry rot all of which requires a damp environment to thrive. Ventilation reigns supreme in providing an escape, a way out, for the trapped moisture vapor and has proven quite successful in managing the humidity problems in basement/crawlspaces to ensure healthy and clean air.
  2. By Ventilating the lowest level and sourcing the draw of air (or the intake) on the lowest level of the basement, the worst, most polluted and damp air is exhausted first and does not allow for the large build-up or concentration of humidity/pollutants that we so often see in unvented basements.
  3. This air exchange becomes even more important when remodeling or renovating these below-grade spaces – one must have a plan to address the large volume of water vapor absorption, but also consider the chemicals and toxins being introduced into the underground space during the construction process. Glues, Paints, Carpets, Off-gassing of Epoxy and Resins, Varnishes and Glazes. Many of the materials used in this process are highly toxic often requiring those working with these materials to wear masks and containing warning labels that instruct “Only use in a well-ventilated area”. The subterranean or below ground nature of these spaces means that basements are the opposite of well ventilated! They are notoriously stagnant, stuffy places. The EPA & American Lung Association have identified Ventilation as a “key strategy for reducing indoor air pollution” and considering the EPA reports “the air in the average home is at least 5x more polluted than outdoor air” ventilation should not only be employed throughout the construction phase but is also critically important as a finishing touch to ensure all those chemicals and toxic materials do not build up and contribute to even higher toxic levels of air quality. See, the off-gassing of new materials can last for decades! That “new” smell is actually highly toxic for humans to breathe.

We so often hear of people that are looking to get rid of that musty basement smell by slathering on a fresh coat of paint! Not only does that not solve the root of the mustiness, but it contributes even more contaminants to the already poor air quality problem in spades.

  1. Our proven solution that we have been providing for over 20 years now is the EZ Breathe Basement Ventilation System that addresses not only the moisture vapor issue, but also reduces all the other airborne pollutants and contaminants. It’s not complicated, it is simple air exchange! By creating a path of escape from the lowest level, the EZ Breathe Ventilation System exhausts all the pollutants, toxins, allergens, mold spores as well as the heavy, humid air that gets saturated daily by water vapor. Turning the air over has proven to decrease airborne particulates by 85% – when a basement is properly ventilated, nothing can build up or concentrate to unhealthy levels.
  2. This is not just our theory – Basement Ventilation has been widely accepted and now mandated by a growing number of US State’s building codes as essential to creating a healthy indoor air quality.  We have seen a growing number of homeowners calling us frantic for a basement ventilation system in order to secure building permits for their basement remodeling project. We are thrilled to offer them a solution they can count on to provide a better air quality for their basement and beyond. The update in building codes to include basement ventilation is reminiscent of bathroom ventilation codes from many years back. Mandating ventilation fans in bathrooms is commonplace now, but we still find homes that were built before those codes were enforced that have un-vented bathrooms. We all know how damaging (and gross) that can be. Where there is a source of moisture or pollutants – ventilation is a must!
  3. We have found with our on-going scientific air sampling/testing that the air quality improvement is not limited to the basement alone. Once the air is ventilated out of the basement, we find significant improvements in the air quality in the upper levels of the home as well. In our early days this was quite surprising and unexpected. After receiving years of feedback from customers thanking us for less allergy symptoms or finding that they do not snore or cough as much or no longer require breathing treatments/allergy medication as they had before their EZ Breathe installation, we were able to quantify that improvement through testing.  We have seen first-hand the significant improvement Ventilation has provided not only in air quality that we can quantify, 85% less pollutants through our decades of air sampling and testing before/after scenarios, but also the improvement in the quality of life for so many homeowners over the past two decades.

 

*** In honor of April being Healthy Home Awareness Month we are offering 20% OFF EZ Breathe Ventilation. Get ahead of the musty, stuffy, mildew-smelling basements that those dog days of summer bring NOW with proper basement ventilation. Addressing the issue sooner than later is always best practice! This issue never gets better on its own, it only gets worse as time goes on.  Now is the perfect time to protect your home and health, even if you haven’t started that basement remodel project quite yet!

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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality

How To Improve Indoor Air Quality

How much time do you spend inside your home or other buildings? For most people, it’s quite a bit of time, particularly during the wintertime. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that in the United States, people spend 90% of their time on average indoors. As a result, indoor air pollution may be a greater risk to people’s health than outdoor air pollution!

The most effective way to improve indoor air quality is to reduce or remove the source of the air pollutant. Ensuring proper ventilation and utilizing air cleaners also help improve indoor air quality. 

1. Control the source

Removing the source of the contaminant is often the easiest and most cost-effective way to minimize or eliminate the problem. For example, by reducing the use of candles and incense containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs), you can easily improve indoor air quality. 

Reducing mold in the home is another relatively easy tactic. Mold can be removed with soap and warm water in areas less than one square meter. However, sometimes mold cannot be removed as easily, and contaminated materials may need to be replaced.

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Strategies to control humidity and prevent mold growth include:

• Covering pots with a lid when cooking

• Drying your window sills if condensation is visible

• Ensuring the dryer efficiently vents air towards the outside

• Fixing any leaks

• Hanging laundry to dry outside

• Keeping curtains and blinds open

• Repairing damaged grout, caulking, or tiles

• Sealing plumbing pipes with foam insulation if there is condensation present

• Using a bathroom exhaust fan during and after a shower

• Using a kitchen exhaust fan during and after cooking 

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In other cases, hiring a professional may be necessary in order to control or remove the source of a contaminant. For example, exposed areas containing asbestos can be enclosed and sealed by a professional. It’s also important to measure whether there is radon present in your home. You can measure radon levels by purchasing a measuring device yourself or by hiring a professional. It may also be necessary to hire a professional to remove large amounts of mold from certain materials.

Regular cleaning can also help prevent and control sources of contamination. Vacuuming carpets with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter to remove trapped dust and small particles and cleaning hard floors with a mop are simple examples. Because cleaning products often emit VOCs, it’s important to ventilate your home properly during use. Consider choosing cleaning products that are environmentally safe and contain fewer VOCs. Read product labels and contact the manufacturer of the product to learn more about the listed ingredients. Lastly, do not mix different cleaning products together because they can create harmful VOCs.  

2. Ensure proper ventilation

By increasing outdoor air circulation inside, you can easily improve the ventilation of your home or building. One of the easiest ways to do this is by opening windows and doors to let in the fresh air. Make sure outdoor air conditions are safe before opening windows and doors. You can look up your local outdoor air quality by referring to your city’s air quality index. 

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Allergen Removal A Critical Part Of Improving Indoor Air Quality

Allergen Removal A Critical Part Of Improving Indoor Air Quality

Outdoor pollution, such as smoke and particles, can enter facilities through open windows and ventilation systems. Other pollutants originate indoors, including allergens such as mold, dust mites, and pet dander.   

Carpet can increase our exposure to air pollutants by acting as a reservoir of allergens. Simply walking over or vacuuming carpet can suspend allergens into the air, where they are inhaled. Allergens that remain on the carpet are often pushed to the bottom of the carpet pile by foot traffic, where they stick to the fibers and are difficult to remove. 

Reducing indoor pollutant levels is essential for creating a healthier indoor environment. Pollution-reducing strategies include a combination of ventilation, pollution source control, and pollutant removal. Regularly cleaning the carpet will reduce the level of allergens and other pollutants in the indoor environment. 

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What is an allergen? 

An allergen is a usually harmless substance that is capable of triggering an immune response in sensitive individuals. For example, if you have an allergy to animal dander, your immune system identifies the animal dander as an invader and responds by releasing chemicals that can cause symptoms in the nose, throat, eyes, ears, and skin. Allergy symptoms can range from sneezing, watery eyes, and itchy skin to more serious symptoms, such as difficulty in breathing and swelling in the throat that can occur in a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. 

 

Why is it important to avoid allergy triggers? 

Asthma and allergies have been increasing since the early 1980s. More than 25 million Americans experience asthma and over 50 million suffer from allergies every year; health experts predict these figures will rise. Avoiding triggers is not only essential in the management of asthma and allergies, it will also create a healthier indoor environment that benefits everyone. Avoiding triggers may also help to prevent sensitization and minimize the development and severity of the respiratory disease. 

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Consider common indoor allergy triggers 

The most common indoor allergy triggers are mold spores, dust mites, and pet dander. Mold grows in damp or moist environments, including on carpet and other building materials. Mold releases spores that are invisible to the naked eye and can float through the air. Disturbing a mold source can send spores into the air, triggering allergies and other respiratory issues.

Dust mites are very small creatures that can live in carpet and other textile furnishings indoors, where they feed mainly on human skin flakes. Accumulation of food and moisture in carpet can provide an ideal habitat for dust mites. People can be allergic to dust mites and to their droppings, which become airborne when disturbed. 

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Can Paint Really Be “Low VOC” & “No VOC”?

This is a question many ask themselves and not just indoor air quality geeks like me.  Many homeowners, contractors and consumers have been wondering about this too. Here is what I tell them…

What is a VOC?  It stands for Volatile Organic Compounds, or carbon-based chemicals of which there are thousands and thousands that easily evaporate into the air and become part of the air quality. Harmful VOCs are not always toxic, but they do have compounding long-term health effects. VOCs can cause headaches, nausea, inability to concentrate and even damage to livers, kidneys. Studies in schools & workplaces have shown a correlation between air quality with high levels of VOCs and lower productivity in workers and students.

 

“Low VOC” & “No VOC” Paint? In the chemical industry, Low VOC is used to describe a product with VOC content at or below 150 g/L, Ultra-low-VOC products have VOC content that’s below 50 g/L.  Zero-VOC paints typically contain VOC content of less than 5 grams per liter. However, paints in any of these categories will change once you choose the color.  The chemicals used to create the color often contain large amounts of VOCs. So, now you no longer have a low or no VOC paint. The chemicals in the color additive modifies the base paint, not only in its appearance but significantly in its VOC load as well.

What’s the big difference between VOC content & VOC emissions? These are two different descriptors and are rarely ever the same. Contrary to what we would think, a study by UL proved many times, even paints with less VOC content had high VOC emissions into the air.  They concluded that there was no way to predict a paint’s VOC emission level or “off-gassing” amount from the VOC content level.  Companies will often utilize whichever of the two levels are less, then use that number to advertise their low or no VOC paint, when in fact they do not qualify. 

Types of VOCs matter? Sure do. The US government defines these parameters based on VOC amounts.  However, these VOC amounts only reference the specific VOCs on the government’s watch list (my term).  If a VOC exists but isn’t on the Government’s list of VOCs to watch, then there is no limit to the amount that can go into a paint.  In other words, there only needs to be a low amount of the listed, or watched, VOC – not ALL VOCs. Many a company’s introduction of new VOCs outpaces the government’s ability to monitor in a timely way.

Why should I care?  We have been referred to as the “indoor generation” as most North American’s spend 90% of our time indoors – at work, at school and in our homes. We are constantly bombarded with thousands of VOCs on the daily with new VOCs begin discovered all the time. VOCs are harmful for our health for us to breathe. With so much new building, remodeling and upgrading of our indoor spaces these last few years, its important to consider the effect this has on our indoor air environment and our health and safety. Good news is there are strategies to help minimize the concentration of indoor VOCs and maintain a healthy and safe indoor air environment.

– Andre’ Lacroix
V.P. EZ Breathe Healthy Home Solutions, V.P. Basement Health Association, Certified Healthy Homes Specialist, Certified Indoor Environmentalist, Certified Radon Measurement Provider

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Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Easy Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality

The average American spends 90 percent of their time indoors. That means that you spend most of your time breathing indoor air. According to a study by the Environment Protection Agency (US EPA), indoor air quality for the average home is much worse than outdoor air quality. The EP reports that the levels of pollutants in homes are 2 to 5 times higher than that in outdoor air. Some pollutants recorded high levels of 100 times more indoors than outdoors. Indoor Air Quality | Macedonia, OH | EZ Breathe

While spending more time outdoors is a great idea for our overall health, it doesn’t solve the problem of high levels of pollutants in our homes. The good news is that you can improve your indoor air quality with the following easy steps.

  1. Keep your home ventilated

One of the easiest ways to reduce the levels of pollutants in the air within your home is to open your windows and doors. This will allow air to circulate into and out of your home. Good exchange of air will promote healthy air indoors.

  1. Smoke outdoors

If you or a member of your household likes to indulge in cigarette smoking every once in a while, restrict the activity to the outdoors. Cigarette smoking is not only bad for your health as a smoker but also for the other members of your household. Second hand smoke has been attributed as the cause of up to 3000 deaths a year as a result of developing lung cancer.Indoor Air Quality | Macedonia, OH | EZ Breathe

Dust mites and mold love moisture. Mold spores and dust mites are known to cause allergies or increase allergy episodes. Keeping humidity levels low will help to reduce the levels of mold and dust mites in your home. Consider investing in a dehumidifier for those parts of your home that are especially humid such as the basement or crawlspace.

  1. Bring in plants

Plants offer an easy and inexpensive way to purify your air. These natural air purifiers take in stale indoor air that is full of chemicals and release fresh oxygen rich air into your home. Placing a large number of plants in your home will help to ensure your indoor air is cleaner. Be sure to look for plants that are known for air purification such as spider plants, Aloe Vera and mother in-laws tongue.

Are you looking for ways to improve indoor air quality? Try the tips above to get started right away.

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IAQ 2019 vs IAQ 2021

IAQ 2019 vs IAQ 2021

Wow, what a difference 2 years can make. Up until 2019, my talks on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) would be to rooms of likeminded professionals or basement contractors that wanted to know what more they could do for their customer. Fast forward to 2021.  Not only are contractors more knowledgeable, but it seems like every homeowner knows, not only about the importance of good IAQ, but what that even stands for!  They know about the importance of filtration & even more so, ventilation. Up until recently, most homeowner’s knowledge of ventilation was relegated to bathroom fans.

IAQ is obviously more important now than it ever has been in the past. With Covid on everyone’s mind, let’s talk for a little bit about why IAQ is so important. The easy answer is that, with Covid in the air, it’s part of IAQ. That’s a no brainer. But again, why? Covid particles are very small, and as a result, can pass through mediums typically used in household appliances. Your standard HVAC filter does a great job, when maintained, but it wasn’t designed to stop the smaller size particles that make up the Covid virus. 

When we look to create a healthy indoor environment, we always want to start with Source Control. If there is a source to the problems facing your family, then remove it. Moldy carpet? Throw it away. Water coming in through the basement walls? Get waterproofed.

That said, source control isn’t always the practical answer. Try telling a family to get rid of that Black Lab! This also pertains to Covid. There is no “source” of Covid that you can control. So, if source control isn’t an option, the next step is Ventilation. And ventilation does not mean that you should run your HVAC fan on the “Run” setting all the time. In the past, this has always been a great first step to moving stale air. However, if you are concerned about Covid, then let’s take a different approach to our thinking. Let’s think, albeit simplistically, about how the HVAC system works. It is installed in a house with vents that push either conditioned or heated air throughout the house. It also has cold air returns that allow that same air to travel back through ducts to the plenum. There it is filtered, then heated or cooled, dehumidified and sent back out to the house. So, if we think back to the point above about how covid particles are too small to be captured by the standard HVAC filter, what is happening? We’re circulating the Covid air throughout the house.

Now is the time we start to rethink the benefit of quarantining someone to their room… If your Covid positive family member is quarantined in their room, do you want to recirculate the air throughout the house, or ventilate that air to the outside? Ventilation, or taking the air inside the home and exhausting it directly to the outside, is the best option. Filtration is also possible, but more on that in a separate blog.

Ventilation, or whole house air exchanges, in any home, regardless of the presence of Covid, is a smart idea. By creating whole house air exchanges, you are exhausting the stale, and sometimes contaminated air to the outside.

Basement Ventilation System

EZ Breathe takes the concept of air exchanges to a new level (pun intended). A typical house experiences a Stack Effect. This is a fancy term to describe how things like hot air balloons, and your family room fireplace, operate: warm air rises (this concept has its limitations, but that’s more of a meteorological conversation). This is not necessarily a good thing. Do we want basement air to rise up to the living space? Do we want the air in our living space, with cooking gases, garage fumes, COVID, etc, rising to the 2nd floor?

By installing an EZ Breathe in the basement, we are capturing the air that is typically the “worst” & exhausting it directly to the outside, not allowing it to migrate up to the living space. In doing this, there is a need for replacement air. The replacement air comes from the living space above. By exhausting the basement air & replacing that exhausted air with the air from the upper living spaces, we are creating the very necessary whole house air exchanges- all by doing something very simple. The EZ Breathe unit can be set to run full time, or to cycle off at a certain relative humidity (RH) level.  The amount of air being moved can also be controlled by the fan speed.

The EZ Breathe whole house ventilation system is an important step towards creating a healthy indoor environment.

Andre’ Lacroix
V.P. EZ Breathe Healthy Home Solutions
V.P. Basement Health Association
Certified Healthy Homes Specialist
Certified Indoor Environmentalist
Certified Radon Measurement Provider

Indoor Air Quality | Nashville, TN | EZ Breathe

Could Poor Indoor Air Quality Be Causing Your Migraines?

Could Poor Indoor Air Quality Be Causing Your Migraines?

Feeling dizzy? Having a severe headache? If you experience migraines often, it is important to visit your doctor to determine their cause. Migraines are caused by a variety of factors. Not many people realize that indoor air quality is amongst the leading causes of migraines. Indoor Air Quality | Nashville, TN | EZ Breathe

While scientists still don’t fully understand what causes migraines, research suggests that there are various environmental factors that can trigger migraines or make them worse. If you suffer with migraines, it is a good idea to keep a journal of when your migraines start or what is happening when they get worse. This will help you identify triggers so you can avoid them.

According to a study by the Environment Protection Agency (US EPA), indoor air quality in many homes is much worse than outdoor air quality. The air in many homes has high levels of air pollutants including formaldehyde, mold spores, dust mites, carbon monoxide and much more. Research has shown that exposure to environmental irritants such as formaldehyde and other noxious gases, makes people susceptible to developing migraines. Exposure to high levels of these air pollutants in your home could therefore be the reason your experiencing migraines.Indoor Air Quality | Nashville, TN | EZ Breathe

What to do about indoor air quality

If you suspect that the quality of the air in your home is poor, the first step you should take is to have your home inspected and tested. Testing will reveal exactly what pollutants are present in the home and at what level. Testing will help you determine what needs to be done to improve the quality of air in your home.

One of the most effective ways of improving indoor air quality is by investing in a whole home ventilation system. Unlike air conditioners that simply recycle the stale air in your home, whole home ventilation systems remove stale air and expel it to the outdoors. They then draw clean and fresh air from outside into your home. They therefore keep your home ventilated without causing loss in energy to the outside. You will save money on energy bills while ensuring your home’s air quality is good.

Depending on the type and level of pollutants in your air, you may also want to eliminate the sources of pollution that can be removed. For example, if your air has a high level of mold spores, you should invest in mold remediation services.

Are you suffering from migraines? Have you considered the quality of air in your home?

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