What Contributes to Poor Indoor Air Quality?
Everyday activities produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that continue to accumulate. Household furniture made from plywood or fiberboard can off-gas from the chemicals used in their production. Household cleansers, personal care products, and air fresheners also contribute to the accumulation of VOCs.
When you enter your home, you’re also bringing in pollen on your clothes. Leaving shoes outside or by inside by the door helps decrease a whole host of other pollutants that could otherwise be brought inside.
How Indoor Air Affects Your Health
Studies have shown that indoor air pollution can increase adverse effects on people who have breathing issues such as those with asthma, respiratory conditions, and allergies. Sometimes people without diagnosed issues have reactions to poor indoor air also. Headaches, coughs, and nasal congestion are the usual indications. Long-term exposure can result in serious health problems such as heart disease or lung cancer. For a healthier life, breathing healthier air can be a big help.
Branson HVAC Offers Solutions
When you think about the variety of pollutants being re-circulated five to seven times a day throughout your home, it’s understandable that air cleaning would become a concern. There are a variety of effective products and methods for improving your indoor air.
- Ventilators remove the stale air from your home and bring fresh air in, either heating or cooling it before sending it on to your ductwork.
- Air purifiers trap particulates as small as 0.3 microns. Some models also kill biological pollutants like viruses and bacteria.
- UV lights are usually positioned to shine on the coils to ensure that the condensation produced by the coils won’t create any biological pollutants.
- Whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers keep your home at the proper humidity levels for comfort but also to discourage contaminants.
We Are Your Indoor Air Professionals
If you’re uncertain about the quality of your indoor air, call us to perform an inspection. We can make recommendations that will improve your indoor air and keep it healthy going forward. Our technicians are experienced in installing and maintaining all types of indoor air quality products.
Call us to discuss your concerns or questions about our indoor air quality services. Our service area includes Branson, Forsyth, Hollister, Kimberling City, Blue Eye, Ridgedale, MO and the surrounding areas.