Benefits of Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

Everyone wants to live in a safer, more comfortable home. We measure outdoor quality to know when at-risk populations should be aware of dangerous air quality, but what most people don’t know is that our indoor air quality can be 3-5 times more polluted than outdoor air! Keep reading to learn some of the benefits of improving your indoor air quality.

Breathe Better

When your air quality is better, you breathe easier. Breathing is a passive action, but if you’ve ever had a cold that left you feeling congested, you know how it feels to take something so simple for granted. But when you breathe with less effort, it makes everything you do--from climbing stairs to playing with your kids--easier.

Stay Well Rested

Airborne pathogens can affect your breathing during your sleep. In a proper REM cycle, your body’s breathing rate increases and decreases as much as it does when you’re awake during the day.

Sleeping well means that you’re less likely to wake up in the middle of the night and you’re less likely to develop breathing disorders such as sleep apnea due to airborne allergens.

Have Better Health

Your home houses more than your family and your possessions. Dust, allergens, pollen particles, tobacco smoke, pet dander, and other pollutants can all be in your air supply without you realizing it. These pollutants can interfere with your health no matter what, but for those who suffer from allergies or asthma, they can be seriously agitating.


There are many more reasons to improve your indoor air quality, but better home comfort is the most pressing. Changing your air filters regularly, keeping your HVAC system maintained and investing in air purifying plants are some easy ways to improve your indoor air quality.


Western States Home Services can assist you with any air conditioning repairs or maintenance you may require. Our HVAC professionals are your home comfort specialists for all seasons. Contact us online or give the team a call at (480) 630-3270 to schedule an appointment today!
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