Many health problems are attributed to poor indoor air quality. They range in severity from mild irritations involving the eyes and throat to more serious, long-term issues such as respiratory disease and cancer. Certain pollutants such as carbon monoxide can devastate families which is the reason why you should be aware of what’s inside your Holiday, FL home and the air that you breathe.
What Causes the Air Quality Indoors to Be Poor
Poor air quality is caused by contaminants and pollution. Some of the most common culprits include Volatile Organic Compounds or VOCs found in perfumes, hairsprays, cleaning solvents, and hobby and craft supplies, Formaldehyde-laden carpet and fabrics, pesticides such as fungicides and disinfectants, biological contaminants from animals, birds, bedding, pillows, and house dust, and Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) from cigarettes. This is just a sampling of the threats that lurk inside a household at any given time throughout the year.
Things That Can Be Done to Improve Indoor Air Quality
You can immediately improve your indoor air quality by doing the following things:
- Get in the habit of opening your windows daily: Do this for a period of five to ten minutes, and anytime someone uses chemicals or smokes inside the home
- Sweep, mop, vacuum, dust, and launder curtains, bedding, and clothing often: Keeping a clean and tidy home helps eliminate many of the things that cause clean air degradation Make sure the humidity in the home is sufficient: It should be between 30% to 50%. Anything lower or higher can cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks in people because of the allergens and mycotoxins in the air
- Clean and replace air filters regularly: They’re designed to remove contaminants that cause health problems and should be cleaned and replaced to improve an air conditioning unit’s efficiency
Make improving your indoor air quality in Pasco, Pinellas, and Hernando counties a priority. Contact Crystal Air Conditioning & Heating by phone by calling us today. Removing pollutants and allergens from your home or business is our priority. We offer a free consultation for all our customers.