Family & Home

Indoor Air Quality Issues Homeowners Face

Indoor air pollution poses a serious health threat, and there’s nothing more important than ensuring that you and your family breathe good quality air at all times in the home. Here is what you need to know now about the vitality of the oxygen coming through your air ducts.

Common Pollutants Plaguing Homeowners

Unfortunately, you cannot (hopefully) see what’s in the air barraging your lungs, but these pesky pollutants might be lingering in your home without a second glance.

  • Volatile Organic Compounds: VOCs hail from paint, plastics, pressed wood and plastics, which can emit toxic chemicals through off-gassing processes.
  • Radon: Trace levels of harmful uranium can break down from soil and rocks that trek indoors from feet, concrete and drains. These release radon gas as they break down.
  • Smoke: Tobacco smoke leaves behind air pollutants known to cause an array of respiratory issues.
  • Exhaust: Necessary appliances like stoves, furnaces and fireplaces can introduce soot and carbon monoxide if not properly ventilated.
  • Biological Agents: Dander, mildew, pollen and mold are examples of common household triggers that compromise air quality indoors.

How an HVAC Company Helps Fight Indoor Air Pollutants So You Can Breathe Easier

You don’t have to be a victim to poor indoor air quality when you have a reputable HVAC company nearby. Between actions you can take at home and the assistance of a professional from time to time, you’ll be breathing easier in no time.

Routinely replacing air filters is the best—and easiest—way to clean up indoor air and reduce contaminants in the ventilation system.

Opening up the windows and letting some fresh air in on breezy days can be replenishing but avoid doing so on days when pollen and allergens can be problematic.

You can also call a heating and cooling expert to talk about dehumidifiers that can help reduce humidity that promote the growth of mildew and mold.