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    2 Ways Your Indoor Air Quality Could Be Putting a Damper on Your Holiday Spirit

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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    Indoor air quality is one of those things we only think about when we need to. But if you ignore it, you could run into some dispiriting issues down the road.

    Most people only think about outdoor pollution when the subject of air quality comes up, but your indoor air quality can have a huge impact on your wellbeing. Indoor pollutants bring with them a whole host of symptoms and side effects, which can range from minor to life-threatening. This is part of why indoor air pollution is easily one of the most severe environmental issues in the country.

    Common Issues Due to Poor Indoor Air

    Typically, if you have bad indoor air quality, existing breathing issues will get worse. This means people who have asthma or other respiratory disorders will experience more severe symptoms if the indoor air is subpar. But even those who have never dealt with allergies or breathing problems might find other symptoms begin to show up. These symptoms might include:

    • Watery eyes
    • Fatigue
    • Headaches
    • Sneezing
    • Congestion
    • Coughing

    Long-term Impacts of Polluted Indoor Air

    Although the short-term symptoms of bad interior air can be serious, the issues that can arise after long periods of exposure can be downright life-threatening. Respiratory diseases and even cancer sometimes surface in people who breathe too much unhealthy air. And if the pollutants include carbon monoxide, very serious illness or sudden death can easily occur.

    When it comes to the safety of yourself and your loved ones, there’s no room for cutting corners. At Certified Electric, Inc. we have experience with indoor air quality assessments and products that can have you breathing easier moving forward. Reach out to us today for more information, so you can give the gift of healthier indoor air quality to your family this holiday season.