Indoor air quality is an important aspect of any home or office. If it is poor, it can cause health problems in people and make it hard to breathe. There are several myths involving indoor air quality, and it is important that you know the truth. Take a look at these three indoor air quality myths:
- You can improve indoor air quality just by removing the source of odors
A strange smell may be a sign of poor indoor air quality. For example, musty smells can indicate the presence of mildew or mold. While it is important to remove the sources of the odor, there are many other things that are odorless and can contribute to poor air quality.
- Increased moisture, such as relative humidity above 60%, can contribute to bacterial and mold growth.
- Fragranced products, such as perfumes and air fresheners, can pollute the indoors and trigger sensitivities in some people.
- Facial tissue boxes release dust clouds whenever someone takes a tissue.
- Dust from pesticides, roads, and heavy metals can be tracked inside and become airborne
- Air pollution is only outside
Many people think that air pollution is only outside. However, this is not the case. The air inside your home has come from outside, which means that many of the pollutants that have been moving through the air outside will make their way into your home.
In addition, homes have their own pollutants and air problems. Common problems include bacteria, viruses, pet dander, dust, and mold. All these can be found inside and can cause health problems. In some cases, they can cause serious health issues in people who are at higher risk.
- Adding ventilation will drive up energy costs
Ventilators can help with poor indoor air quality. They can provide the same amount of fresh air as opening a window. However, many people believe that they will drive up energy costs. There are many available that allow for the exchange of air without driving up energy costs.
One example is the EZ Breathe. This ventilation system helps control indoor air quality and eliminate any pollutants from within the home. It removes polluted air and replaces it with air from outside the building. This system is energy-efficient, so you don’t have to worry about higher costs.
These are just three of the myths surrounding indoor air quality. If you suspect that the air in your home or office is poor, contact a professional for assistance.
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