Common Indoor Air Quality Threats and Their Resolutions

Good indoor air quality helps homeowners in Seminole, FL, enjoy healthier lives. Poor indoor air quality contains various pollutants that can threaten your well-being. Here are four common indoor air quality problems and their solutions:

Airborne Allergens

Airborne allergens like dust mites, pollen, pet dander and biological contaminants can trigger severe symptoms in allergy and asthma sufferers. To reduce airborne allergens in your house, vacuum carpets and upholstery habitually and wash bedding and curtains in hot water. Invest in an air purifier with a HEPA filter for maximum protection.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Many household products emit volatile organic compounds, including cleaners, adhesives and paints. New furniture can even emit harmful levels of VOCs. These chemicals can lead to headaches, respiratory irritations and long-term health issues. When possible, use low-VOC or VOC-free products and invest in a whole-home ventilation system.

Poor Ventilation

Speaking of ventilation, not ventilating your house can allow pollutants to accumulate and lead to stagnant air. Opening windows on pleasant days is a natural way to ventilate your home. Make sure you have exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms. An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) can bring in fresh air while exhausting stale indoor air.

Indoor Smoking

Secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including at least 70 that cause cancer. Exposure to indoor smoking can lead to severe health issues for non-smokers and pets. Create a smoke-free environment to minimize negative health effects. Encourage smokers in your household to smoke outside away from windows and doors.

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality is vital to enjoying clean and fresh air inside your house. By taking proactive steps to reduce allergens, minimize VOC exposure, enhance ventilation and eliminate indoor smoking, you can create a healthier and more comfortable living environment for your family and friends. Contact Advanced Cooling Systems to learn about our IAQ services and the devices we offer that help you cleanse the air in your house.

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