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May’s National Clean Air Month. Sponsored by the American Lung Association, this public awareness campaign started as an observance week in 1972, before becoming a full education month in 1994. This recognition month was established to educate people to improve their air quality and understand the relationship between clean air and respiratory health. Many cities celebrate with related activities like “Clean Commute Days,” where workers carpool or bike to work to reduce their car emissions.
According to a recent report by the American Lung Association, more than a third of all U.S. residents (or around 120 million people) live in areas with unhealthy levels of potentially life-shortening air pollution. While Beaumont has lowered the level of contaminants in the air, there are still steps you can take to ensure your home has clean air.
From your digestive system to your lungs, fresh air circulation helps ensure you get the oxygen you need to perform basic body functions and stay physically healthy. A lack of proper airflow in the home can lead to the build-up of moisture, mildew and mold. Fresh air circulation is proven to reduce stress and improve cognitive function. Healthy indoor air can also raise your sleep quality, help with digestion and lower the spread of airborne diseases.
Common indoor pollutants like dust, pollen, tobacco smoke, diesel emissions, gases, pet dander and mold spores can cause negative effects on your health over time. These are particularly problematic for older adults, young children and people with existing lung disease.
Short-term effects of poor air quality can include:
Insulated windows from Window World will improve your home’s air quality by creating an airtight seal that keeps pollutants out. These multi-pane windows trap dust and other air particles in between the glass layers to keep these harmful elements from entering your home. Further air quality benefits of insulated windows include:
Ever notice condensation building up on your windows? This could be an indicator of poor ventilation, potentially leading to mold and mildew if left untreated. Improve air quality in your home by switching to insulated windows, which are constructed with effective seals to prevent moisture from entering your home and improve your home’s overall temperature levels.
The double layer of glass found in insulated windows can prevent exposure to common allergens like dust and pollen. By stopping these particles in their tracks, you can avoid polluting your air inside and see improved health benefits for yourself.
Insulated windows often open and close easily, allowing fresh air to enter your home when you want and keep it out when conditions are less desirable. Consider a double-hung replacement window where you can lift a sash to create an airflow pathway. This allows fresh air to pass through the bottom opening.
Regular cleaning and maintenance can help your home have clean air. The following are some simple ways to improve your air quality at home:
Getting your home ready for National Clean Air Month is easy when you turn to Window World of Beaumont. Our high-quality replacement windows can help improve your home’s air quality so you can breathe better. Request a free estimate to get started!