Indoor pollutants are one of the leading causes of allergic reactions in homes and can exacerbate respiratory issues. To combat this, it is worth investing in a dependable HVAC system, complete with effective filters and properly maintained ductwork. Ensuring the functionality of these components is crucial in creating a visually clean and healthy living space. It’s worth noting that if you haven’t had any services performed on the parts of your system or it’s been some time, your home may be susceptible to some of the most prevalent pollutants. These include:
Mold and Mildew
Moisture in the home is the main cause of these types of pollutants. Mold and mildew quickly thrive on surfaces with accumulated moisture, especially during a roof or ceiling leak. These pollutants can significantly exacerbate allergies or asthma in those who are susceptible. Therefore, it is worth watching for signs of leaks or musty odors, which may indicate underlying issues to address.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
VOCs come from various household products that could harm your and your family’s health. Certain products, including aerosols, disinfectants, paints, and pesticides, can react with other airborne pollutants, increasing the risk of long-term exposure and potential cancer. Store these products appropriately and ensure adequate ventilation in your home to mitigate this risk.
Carbon Monoxide and Radon
Both gases are odorless pollutants, making them some of the more dangerous ones. Poor ventilation in your home leads to the buildup of these gases, which are poisonous if inhaled. Gas ranges and heating systems are common sources of them. To avoid serious harm, it is worth considering the installation of detectors for both gases along with properly maintaining your HVAC systems.
If anyone in your home has underlying breathing issues, we highly recommend ensuring your HVAC maintenance is current. That way, you can ensure enough airflow to prevent indoor pollutants from causing harm. If you need any HVAC services, feel free to contact Affordable Service. We take pride in our team, our dedication to the community, and our commitment to satisfied customers.