Whether you’re in the kitchen or bedroom, air should flow freely throughout your home. Without good ventilation, you can experience a variety of health challenges. Here are five health consequences of poor ventilation in Lakewood Park, FL.

Low Oxygen Levels

Firstly, getting the right amount of oxygen is essential for optimal health. When oxygen levels are low, you may not have a lot of energy. This can cause headaches and shortness of breath. Other signs of low oxygen levels are:

  • Chest pain.
  • Rapid breathing.
  • Dizziness.
  • High blood pressure.

Germs

There are millions of microscopic germs in the air. Germs transmit through coughing, talking, sneezing and pet dander. An effective HVAC system can protect your home from certain types of germs by filtering the air properly.

Stress and Anxiety

A comfortable home can provide relief from stress. If your home has poor ventilation, it can be difficult to relax and unwind. Poor indoor ventilation can cause you to feel anxious and uncomfortable.

Living in an uncomfortable home can keep you from getting a restful night’s sleep. Without quality sleep, you can become irritable and impatient. Once your home’s indoor air quality improves, you may notice relief from tension and stress.

Sinus Problems

When dust particles accumulate in your home, it can lead to sinus inflammation and breathing problems. Stale indoor air contains chemicals from household cleaners, smoke and other toxins. Symptoms of sinus problems include a sore nose, nasal congestion and sneezing.

Dry Skin

Finally, inadequate indoor ventilation can reduce the humidity levels in your home. This can lead to dry, flaky skin. Poor ventilation can cause eczema flare-ups because the air contains chemical residues and dust.

Do you have poor ventilation in your home? Our service technicians are available to assist you by adding a ventilator in conjunction with you HVAC system. Call our team at Barker Air Conditioning and Heating to schedule an appointment to improve your indoor air quality today.

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