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Negative Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality in Your Chicago Home

Poor Indoor Air Quality in ChicagoPoor indoor air quality can affect the health of you and your loved ones. One of the main reasons poor indoor air quality occurs is because your air conditioner’s filter is too old, or there is too much dust buildup. Many may believe that dust is not an issue that you should be worried about, however it can cause serious damage to your lungs if it is present in your household. Breathing any type of material into your lungs can prove to show negative effects, which is why you should regularly change your air filter. Dust will not only collect inside your home, but it can cause lung problems for you and your loved ones. This is why it is imperative to have a professional come out and inspect the air quality in your home.

Indoor air quality can also be affected by the types of gases that are being omitted into your home. Air conditioning units contain a chemical known as Freon, which is a key ingredient in cooling the air. Although it may only occur rarely, Freon leaks can be dangerous to breathe in. Freon can pose danger to your lungs and skin. Freon contains no oxygen, and can take the place of air in the lungs. This renders air inside the home unable to be breathed. Freon also may damage the skin, since it is a coolant it can freeze the skin and pose serious health hazards.

Air vents and ducts are usually prone to attracting dirt and dust that the filter does not catch. Changing your filter every so often as well as cleaning out your air ducts periodically can help improve your indoor air quality and also prevent future issues, especially if you own any pets or if there is a presence of smoke. Ducts are subject to many unwanted items such as dust, dirt, and even various pests. Over time, waste will build up and affect the air quality of your home. It is important to hire a professional in the air conditioning field in order to learn how to improve the air quality inside your home. If you do not improve your air quality as soon as possible, you risk impacting your health significantly over time.

Looking to improve your indoor air quality this season? Contact MBR Services in Chicago today at (708) 417-0725.