If you are a home or business owner, you may already know that insulation is important. It keeps your indoor environment comfortable the whole year by sealing off air leaks or gaps that force your HVAC system to work harder.
But while you may already know about the energy efficiency that insulation offers, you may not know that it also has important health benefits. Insulation can improve your indoor air quality in several ways:
- Insulation Inhibits Mold- Moisture is never a good thing when it comes to your home or building for several reasons, but mold is among the worst of them. When moisture is able to enter your home due to a lack of effective insulation, mold can grow, and this results in poor indoor air quality. Your home may develop a musty smell, and the spores can worsen asthma or other respiratory issues. People in your home or building may experience undesirable symptoms like coughing, sneezing, itchiness, fatigue, headaches, nausea, and more. However, you can count on spray foam insulation to prevent excess moisture and mold growth.
- Insulation Prevents Pests- Similarly, pests are attracted to moisture in your home or building. Pests worsen your indoor air quality in a couple of ways. Some pests, like cockroaches, produce allergens that can contaminate your indoor air and cause allergies. But when pests themselves don’t harm your air quality, the pesticides that are used to get rid of them can. Luckily, insulation can reduce moisture, discouraging pests from entering in the first place. It can also block off entry points.
- Insulation Blocks Outdoor Pollutants- Insulation can seal off your home or building and block outdoor air from entering. This means outdoor pollutants like pollen and dust can’t easily get inside and make it difficult for people to breathe.