The lungs are two of the body’s largest and most important vital organs. However, not everyone is particularly mindful of their lung health, despite the crucial physiological role that lungs play. While lung care is best left to health professionals, there are some practices you can observe on your own that can help maintain your lung health.
In observance of National Healthy Lung Month this October, your preferred HVAC contractor Comfort Zone of North Florida Inc. compiled a list of a few simple things you can do to keep your lungs healthy.
A Primer on Indoor Air Quality
While there are certain pollutants that are specific to the great outdoors, there are also pollutants that can only be found indoors, many of which are filtered out by your air conditioner. These pollutants affect your indoor air quality, a criteria that measures air quality in relation to the well-being of a building’s occupants. Improving your home’s indoor air quality is imperative if you’re looking for ways to maintain your lung health.
Start at Home
You can start by going natural, which entails choosing fragrance-free alternatives to your usual household cleaning products. Always vacuum your home to get rid of pet dander and dust particles that can aggravate any existing respiratory issues. Get rid of old furniture or anything around the home that might promote mold growth.
In addition, you can have your residential and commercial HVAC service provider check your ductwork to ensure optimal indoor air circulation.
Other Lung Health Practices
Of course, nothing beats good old exercise when it comes to improving your health. Just avoid polluted areas if you feel like exercising outdoors. Try to cut back on, avoid or completely stop smoking. Lastly, don’t forget to check with your physician before engaging in any type of exercise or activity that might overwork your system or worsen an existing respiratory condition.
Comfort All Year Round
Comfort Zone of North Florida Inc. is the company to call for all your residential and commercial air conditioning service needs. We can help you maintain good indoor air quality all year ’round. Call us today at (904) 406-0070 for a free estimate. We serve residents of Orange Park, FL.