Indoor air quality refers to a building or structure’s air quality and how it affects the health and comfort of those present. Poor indoor air quality has many negative effects, such as:
- Reduced comfort: No one likes a home that feels “stuffy” or that has an unpleasant smell. Poor air quality can cause coughing, itchy skin, breathing problems, and make it harder to sleep.
- Health risks: Harmful pollutants are especially dangerous if you or your family members have respiratory conditions like asthma. However, anyone can experience adverse health risks due to poor air quality.
- Mold spores: Poor air quality often means a home has a high humidity rate and excessive moisture. These conditions are perfect for mold to grow, further creating health risks.