There isn’t any debate over whether air pollution affects your physical health. However, researchers are now increasingly linking air pollution to mental health. Improving your indoor air quality can go a long way toward improving your physical and mental health.
Air Pollution and Mental Health Link
Exposure to air pollution has been shown to be associated with people having a higher risk of mental health issues. While researchers haven’t determined precisely why this is the case, some suspect it’s because air pollutants enter the bloodstream via inhalation and then reach the brain. This can cause neurotoxicity, inflammation and hormonal dysregulation.
Central Home Air Purifier
Fortunately, there is equipment you can install in your central heating and cooling system to improve your indoor air quality. One of these is an air purifier. They remove pollutants that trigger allergies and asthma attacks such as pet dander, pollen and dust.
UV Air Treatment System
These systems kill microorganisms using UV light. They can help you avoid allergic reactions, sore throats, eye irritation, headaches and rashes. By making your indoor air purer, they help with your physical and mental health.
Central Air Humidifier
A humidifier increases the humidity levels in your home. Low humidity is associated with coughing, sore throats, dry sinuses and cracked lips. For optimal health, the humidity level in your home should be between 45% and 55%.
MERV 8 Air Filter
These filters are highly effective at capturing dust, hair spray, mold spores and other tiny particles. They capture up to 90% of particles that are just 3 to 10 micrometers in size. MERV 8 is the best choice for residential air filters.
Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. of Midlothian, VA, helps people with their indoor air quality. We install equipment that cleans your air and makes sure your home’s humidity levels are ideal. Other services we provide include repair, installation and maintenance of furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters as well as sheet metal fabrication. Contact us today to find out more.