The 3 Components of Air Quality

If you grew up in a city, then chances are, you know what polluted air looks like. You may not know, however, that many of the same factors that affect outdoor air quality can affect indoor air quality as well. Organic air purifiers and micro-botanicals like spirulina mitigate the effects of three air quality components. This guide will cover what these components are.

What is Air Quality?

Indoor air quality refers to the relative levels of pollutants of the air inside homes and buildings that could cause you and your family harm. Assessing air quality involves understanding the common pollutants that contribute to the quality of air. Without this knowledge, poor air quality will continue to affect the health of residents.

The 3 Components of Air Quality

Indoor air pollution can be  particles or gases which effect your respiratory health. These are the three major factors affecting it:

  • Adequate ventilation
  • Temperature
  • Humidity

We’ll cover each of them below.

Inadequate Ventilation

If there isn't enough fresh air coming in from outside and into your home, pollutants may accumulate at high levels that may pose a threat to your health and comfort. Unless your home is well-ventilated, pollutants may build up over time. These can be invisible gases, like volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from rugs and cleaning products or carbon dioxide from exhaling. If VOCs and carbon dioxide are not properly ventilated, they will cause many deleterious symptoms like headaches, decreased mental clarity, and long term respiratory problems.

Temperature

Because the temperature affects the movement of air, it will affect the movement of air pollution. During cold weather, carbon monoxide and particulate matter increase. In hot weather, pollution such as ground-level ozone can reach dangerous levels in heavily polluted cities and rural areas.

It’s a common misconception that outdoor pollution stays outdoors -- instead, it often can come in through ventilation systems. Ventillation systems may not be relieving your HVAC systems of internally caused air pollutants. Even worse, inbound air from polluted urban centers or industrial sources may be contributing to the problem of indoor air pollution inside your home. This is why it is important to have an organic air purifier in your home.

Humidity

Luckily, humidity can help to decrease ozone pollution. Moisture from storms can eliminate the ozone already present in the environment. Even without a storm, humid environments are well-suited for reducing outdoor air pollutants.

Contact AlgenAir Today To Purify Your Air

Unfortunately, most of these components are out of your control. Thankfully, there is a solution that can help improve your indoor air quality at the most local level. Our micro-botanical air purification system removes carbon dioxide and replaces it with clean oxygen at the same rate as 25 air-purifying plants in a single room. Visit our website today to find out more.