Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

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Many people don’t think about their indoor air quality in Salt Lake City or the surrounding area until they experience some sort of problem with it.

If you think about it ahead of time, though, you won’t have to deal with problems because you will avoid them entirely.

If improving your indoor air quality interests you, read on to learn what you need to know, or feel free to give our Salt Lake City HVAC pros a call now!

What is Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor air quality references the cleanliness and freshness of the air you breathe when you’re indoors. Different buildings can have different levels of indoor air quality, depending on a number of factors.

Why Should You Care About Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor air quality can have a negative effect on health. This is especially true for people diagnosed with health issues like asthma, allergies, or other respiratory conditions.

Poor indoor air quality is also associated with other health issues. These can show up in anyone, even people without preexisting conditions. They include:

  • Coughing
  • Scratchy Throat
  • Headaches
  • Skin Itchiness
  • Fatigue
  • Cancer
  • Coughing
  • Dry Sinuses and Nasal Passages

If you or someone you love and who lives in your home experiences these problems, it may be time to check your indoor air quality. There are a wide variety of solutions available depending on the pollutants you’re dealing with and the specific issues you’re experiencing.

What Makes Indoor Air Quality Worse?

Many common household products can contribute to poor indoor air quality, though in recent years governments have done their best to make dangerous products illegal. Still, your indoor air quality may suffer because of:

  • The paint inside your home
  • New furniture or furniture that is off-gassing
  • Varnishes or finishes
  • Any other substances you use on improvement or decorative products, like caulk, wood filler, etc.

Mold & Mildew

Mold and mildew are also common indoor air pollutants. Even if you can’t see them, they may be lurking behind your walls or in your air ducts. These can cause allergies and illnesses even in people who haven’t experienced these before.

Outdoor Air Pollutants

Outdoor pollutants can find their way into your home, too. If you live near a construction zone or your neighbor is having work done on their home, you may experience air quality problems even after the work is completed.

Second-Hand Smoke

Finally, second-hand smoke can cause major indoor air quality problems. Even if you move into a home that once had smoke in it, you may experience health issues until you can get the air cleaned up.

Help from the SLC Indoor Air Quality Experts

If you’re wondering about your home’s indoor air quality or you’re concerned about your indoor air quality, contact us at All Hours today! We’ll get to you fast and figure out how to get you the fresh air you want and need.

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All Hours Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Heating, and Cooling provides affordable plumbing, HVAC and fireplace services in Salt Lake City, UT. We offer 24 hour emergency services and we’re dedicated to providing the absolute highest quality service at the best prices. We don’t over bid, and we don’t under bid with the idea of tacking on hidden fees; we simply give honest prices with honest answers.

Our complete lines of Salt Lake City plumbing and HVAC services include everything from drain cleaning and water heater replacement, to air conditioning repair and furnace maintenance. No matter what you need (or when you need it!), when it comes to your plumbing or HVAC, we have you covered. Reach out to us when you need plumbing, HVAC or fireplace help, and we’ll show you how easy it can be to get your home’s systems working well again soon!

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    Honest Pricing

    Honest Answers

    We won’t underbid or overbid your project. The price you see on your quote is the price you’ll pay for the work we do.

    Clean Home

    Guarantee

    We will leave your work area cleaner than when we arrived, or we will pay for a cleaner to come through.

    Always On Time

    24/7 Services

    No matter when you call us, someone will answer the phone. And once help is on the way, we'll always arrive on time.

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