Indoor Pollutants & Health Benefits of Fresh Air

Posted by Metro Screenworks on Mar 18th 2022

Indoor Pollutants & Health Benefits of Fresh Air

Indoor Pollutants & Health Benefits of Fresh Air

With the pandemic in the recent past, we all have become increasingly more aware of the air we breathe and what could be lurking there, as well as the need for fresh air. Thankfully, our bodies are equipped with lungs made for filtering the air we breathe. 

Our lungs are actually one of the most important parts of the body’s filtering system. Though these vital organs are highly functional and can take on a lot, we still need to be thoughtful about the quality of the air that we breathe as well as getting fresh air in the spaces where we spend most of our time.

Man holding two childrenIndoor Air Quality and Pollution

With many people working remotely full or part-time, most people are spending the majority of their time at home. With this in mind, it’s exceptionally important to think about the air quality of your home. Many people are concerned (and rightly so) about the outdoor pollution that is emitted by our cities, but may not think about the condition of the air in their home. Indoor pollutants include:

  • Cleaners
  • Exhaust from some appliances
  • Pet hair and dander
  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Insects

Poor air quality can lead to allergies, poor health, and a reduced quality of life.

How To Improve Indoor Air Quality In Your Home

Window letting in sunlight to shine on houseplantImproving your home’s indoor air quality is easy. Follow these steps below to get started:

  • Begin with cleaning your home regularly, removing dust, dirt, grime, and insect pests.
  • Find ways to mitigate other factors, such as bath and wash your pet regularly and preventing infestation through regular home maintenance.
  • Monitor exhaust and carbon monoxide emissions in your home, and replace old, outdated appliances with energy efficient ones.
  • Find effective, green cleaners and responsibly dispose of harmful chemicals.
  • Install GREENGUARD-certified products to reduce VOCs. Shop our site for window screens, screen doors, and other screen products that meet this safety standard.
  • Buy plants are labeled to help with indoor air quality.
  • Regularly open your doors and windows to let in fresh outdoor air into your home. This replenishment of new, fresh air can help remove indoor pollution and provide other benefits as well.

3 Benefits of Fresh Air

Fresh air is crucial for our physical and mental health, and enjoying fresh air within our homes is essential. Here are some of the health benefits you can enjoy when you open your windows and let the fresh r flow into your home.

Helps to Clear Your Lungs

Higher levels of oxygen from outdoor air can cause your lungs to dilate which can help them to cleanse and repair themselves while enhancing the exchange of gasses — which improves breathing. When your lungs function better, your body can get rid of toxins more effectively for better health and longevity.

More Energy & Focus

When your lungs are functioning at their best and have greater levels of oxygen in your blood, your brain is able to function better. As a result, you can enjoy more energy, greater mental focus, and it may even help with memory and serotonin production for a happier, more energetic, and focused you.

Lowers Blood Pressure & Heart Rate

When your body has more access to fresh air, it doesn’t have to work as hard to supply your body with oxygen. As a result, your blood pressure and heart rate can decrease. This can help not only increase your body’s longevity, but also help you to feel more at ease and enjoy a sense of calm.

Why Do You Need Screens?

These are just a few of the benefits of fresh air for your body and mind. Having working window screens and screen doors may inspire you to open your windows and doors more often to give your home a replenishment of fresh air. Screens will also keep insects out of your home that can be annoying, create messes and indoor air pollution, and put your health and your pet’s health at risk.

It’s Time To Buy New Screens

Experience greater health and well-being when you open your window and doors. Shop Metro Screenworks for replacement window screens, sliding screen doors, screen rolls, as well as specialty products such as Allergy Guard (Read Do Air Filter Screens Work?) that can keep allergies inside your home at bay.

Easily buy window screens and sliding screen doors online, and pay with Affirm. You can also request a sample of our products, and visit the Metro Screenworks showroom in Highlands Ranch to see our products in person and for free order pick up. 

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