Factors that Affect Your Indoor Air Quality and Health
June 26, 2019
The weather in Glenpool, OK is becoming hotter. Since you’re prepping your home for the heat wave, why don’t you also get your indoor air quality ready? Remember, your comfort is not just about having cool air, but also making it healthier for everyone.
But what impacts your indoor air quality and health? Continue reading below!
Dust and Allergens
Dust and allergens could be released into the air you breathe every day. This commonly happens when your air filter is dirty or clogged. Your filter is responsible for filtering pollutants that come from the outside. So when it is clogged, it can’t do its job properly and possibly, release a tremendous amount of contaminants in the air you breathe. Be sure to replace your air filter at least once a month or whenever necessary to avoid health-related issues.
Your home inevitably has some level of chemicals circulating in the air. These chemicals are called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). They can be released into the air when you apply wood preservatives, burn fuels, and use aerosol fragrances, paints, cleaning products and solvents. A large concentration of VOCs can lead to serious health effects. The best way to combat VOCs is by using an air purifying system that traps particles.
As pollutants circulate inside your home, they can be trapped in your drapes, bedding, and cushion. You may never know it, but any upholstery or fabric inside your home might be adding hazardous particles into the air you breathe. Keep these pollutants at bay by regularly cleaning your home fabrics and installing an air purifying system.
Molds are among the fatal indoor pollutants, and they have a severe effect on the breath-ability of your indoor air. The best way to prevent molds from thriving and affecting your indoor air is to keep your home as dry as possible. Molds grow in areas where a large amount of moisture is present, so spotting the leaks and fixing them is a good step toward maintaining your home’s good indoor air quality.
Everyone deserves a cool and healthy home this hot season. Here at Quality Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, your comfort and health are our priority. We can help investigate your current IAQ condition and recommend products to combat problems that potentially affect your health. Contact us today!