The air that we breathe in is the base of our living. So, it becomes of utmost importance to manage it well. Moreover, research finds indoor air is much more polluted than outdoor air.
The degrading indoor air quality is a serious concern that is significantly affecting, but not limited to, our health. In this blog, we will see the importance of managing indoor air quality.
Why Is Indoor Air Quality Management Important?
→ Helps reduce impurities in the air
Regular household products like cleaners, air freshers, laundry detergents, manufacturing materials, etc., contain chemicals that release impurities in the air. By eliminating the potential sources of IAQ pollutants, it helps reduce exposure to such elements and makes the environment much safer.
→ Eliminates bad odors
Odors from various sources such as pet dander, stains, grime and gunk, smoke, etc., can not just make the air unbearable to breathe but also spoils the IAQ. Management of indoor air quality involves taking proper measures to remove unwanted odor from your home and make the environment fresher to breathe.
→ Lower chances of mold growth
The more moisture lingering in the air, the more the chances for mold and mildew to grow. This can cause serious infections. Indoor air quality management also involves managing indoor humidity. By controlling the moisture in the atmosphere, it helps prevent bacteria that require moist air to grow and breed such as mold.
→ Eliminates germs and allergens
To ensure a germ-free environment, IAQ management helps keep a home fully disinfected. This involves regular investment in cleaning and disinfection which is a crucial part of keeping bacteria and allergens at bay.
→ Ensures proper ventilation
Lack of air circulation can lead to congestion and increased discomfort, while also keeping the contaminants repeatedly revolving in the same area. By managing IAQ well, it helps ensure proper intake and release of air (i.e., air exchange) to ensure a fully-ventilated home.
→ Reduces health risks
As discussed above, indoor air quality management majorly aims at reducing the contaminants in the air as much as possible. This helps improve the health of the people residing inside, reducing their risks of serious illnesses due to polluted indoor air. And because better indoor air quality gives a disease-free life, it helps increase their lifespan, says a report.
→ Improves mental health and productivity
Just like physical illness, poor-quality air also affects mental health, confirms NIH (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences). Managing indoor air quality can help a person’s cognition, response time, and ability to focus while improving productivity, says research on office air quality.
→ Lowers energy costs
Majorly regarding HVAC systems, managing the quality of air in your indoors promotes better and easy functioning of ventilation systems. The system won’t have to work hard to remove contaminants, resulting in reduced energy costs.