08 Feb Some of the Contaminants That Can Build Up in Your Home’s Air in Winter
A few weeks ago, we wrote a blog post about why winter can some significant problems for the quality of the air in your home. In today’s post, we’re going to focus on this problem and look at the types of pollutants that come from within your house. These are the irritants that become trapped inside a building during the winter with little opportunity to escape. Our indoor air quality experts can help you remove these harmful airborne contaminants with services such as the installation of Fantastic Filters and UV germicidal lights. Contact us for an indoor air quality report so we can learn which of the following you need eliminated from your air:
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
Many products and processes in your home can produce these harmful gases: pesticides, personal care and hobby products, household cleaners, gas combustion from stoves and furnaces, paint and paint remover, pressed wood products, even carpet. VOCs trigger a variety of ailments, such as nasal irritation, breathing trouble, nausea, and headaches. One extremely insidious and common VOC is formaldehyde, which is linked to cancer.
No matter how clean you keep your home, you probably have dust mites living in it somewhere. These small, insectoid creatures don’t bite, but they are harmful in another way: breathing them or their dander triggers allergies and can even lead to asthma.
Carbon monoxide (CO)
You are probably familiar with the dangers of this colorless and odorless gas. But you may not realize how much may already be present in your house. If you use natural gas to run any appliances, or you have a garage connected to your house, you probably have some level of CO that isn’t healthy.
Mold and bacteria
Moisture inside a house can lead to the development of harmful organic growths. Toxic mold spores and various microbes can lead to even the healthiest person in a home becoming sick.
Contact Mid-State Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing in Nashville, TN when you want solutions to your home’s indoor air quality concerns.