The Top 3 Threats to Your Indoor Air Quality
The 3 Main Types of Household Air Pollutants:
- Particulates: Airborne particulates, or “particles,” may include dust, pollen, pet dander, or any other pollutants that are 100 microns (one-millionth of a meter) in diameter. While it is impossible to completely eliminate particulates from your indoor air, you should try as much as possible to reduce them—especially if there is anyone in your home who suffers from allergies and/or respiratory issues. In addition to regular cleaning and dusting, an indoor air quality improvement system can help you do this, removing even the tiniest particles so that your entire household can breathe easier and feel better.
- VOCs: VOCs, or Volatile Organic Compounds, include odors, smoke, and other fumes and vapors that can be toxic and hazardous to your health. Everything from perfumes to cleaning products to burning food can generate VOCs, making them far more common in the average home than you might think. Prolonged exposure to volatile organic compounds can have serious side effects, so installing an IAQ system to help reduce them is always a good idea.
- Biological Contaminants: Biological contaminants include any microorganisms and bioaerosols down to approximately .01 microns that that may be found in your air. The average homeowner may be exposed to biological contaminants ranging from mold spores and fungi to bacteria and viruses. While there is no guarantee that installing an air purifier will eliminate all the dangerous biological contaminants in your air supply, purchasing one of these products will at least reduce their presence in your air, helping to improve overall health and wellness. Remember, indoor air pollutants don’t just affect those with allergies and breathing problems. Biological contaminants, VOCs, and particulates can cause itchy eyes and skin irritation, headaches and nausea, and even joint pain. If you have been getting sick a lot lately or simply noticed you are not feeling your best, the right IAQ system can go a long way to cutting down the overall level of illness in your household.
Upgrade Your Air with AAA Today!
At AAA Service Plumbing, Heating & Electric, we proudly provide a variety of indoor air quality options to suit a range of needs. We offer whole-home air purification equipment that can help keep dust and debris out of your heating and cooling system, to UV (ultraviolet) air purifiers that significantly reduce the presence of airborne pathogens and microorganisms, as well as HEPA filters capable of removing 99.97% of particulates sized 0.3 microns or larger from indoor air. Call to inquire about available specials and financing options, and take the first step to improving your IAQ today.