According to the EPA, indoor levels of pollutants are often significantly higher than outdoor levels. And, most homes have at least one air quality problem, ranging from temperature and humidity issues to particle allergens, chemical pollutants and elevated carbon dioxide levels.
Causes of Indoor Air Quality Issues
Brought on by everyday activities like cooking and cleaning, indoor air pollutants can put you and your family at risk, while generally making for a less comfortable, less efficient home. For instance, carbon dioxide levels in today’s “tight,” energy-efficient residences can quietly climb above 1,000 parts per million. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in many common household products such as cleaners, dry-cleaned clothing, ink-jet printers, pesticides and air fresheners can irritate the eyes, nose and throat, cause difficulty breathing and nausea, and damage the central nervous system as well as other organs according to Lung.org.
How Do I Improve My Home’s Air Quality?
Fortunately, there are a number of products on the market that are designed to enhance and improve indoor air quality through filtration, ventilation and humidity control. Many of these products can be installed by Short Pump Heating & Air. When you consider that Americans on average spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors according to the EPA, it’s easy to see why indoor air quality products can be an attractive addition to people’s homes.
Common Indoor Air Quality Issues and Solutions
Here’s a look at some common indoor air quality issues and products that can provide a solution:
ISSUE: INDOOR AIR POLLUTION
Pollen and mold spores enter through doors and windows
Bacteria and viruses can linger in your air
Fine dust particles get kicked up from floors and furniture