Naturally, we see our home as the safest place to be, a shield of sorts that protects us from any external harm. The one thing our home cannot protect us from, though, is poor air quality — because we’re living in it on a daily basis. Contrary to what most people think, when it comes to air quality, the real threat is inside our very home.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to improve indoor air quality. Contacting the air quality professionals at Comfort Specialists is perhaps the best solution for ensuring your family remains healthy in your home.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, poor indoor air quality in a home is primarily caused by human activities. Knowing which pollutants are produced in your home, as well as those that are carried inside, can significantly help to improve the air your family breathes while relaxing at home. Watch this quick video, then keep reading as we highlight a few common contributors to poor indoor air quality.
Mold & Mildew: Excessive humidity and moisture in the air can produce mold and mildew. Household occupants are then forced to inhale the microscopic mold spores in the air, which can lead to respiratory issues and allergies.
Cleaning Products: The various forms of cleaning products we use in our home, while effective, are often chemical-based and contain VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. These toxic chemicals are harmful to human health. Switch to odorless, non-toxic cleaning products that are safe for your home.
Pet Dander: As much as we love our furry friends, they are known to negatively affect the air quality in our home. The hair and skin cells (dander) your pet sheds can trigger allergic reactions. Managing your pet’s hygiene by bathing them regularly can minimize the spread of dander, ultimately improving the air quality in your home.
Central HVAC Systems: Believe it or not, your HVAC system can contribute to the poor air quality in your home. The air filter in your heating and cooling system blocks dust, dirt, and other pollutants from passing through. A dirty air filter will allow these pollutants to re-circulate back into your home, which can negatively impact the health of you and your family.
The professionals at Comfort Specialists can provide maintenance services to ensure your HVAC unit is running cleanly and efficiently. Contact us to schedule an appointment at 801-810-9205.