Reducing Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants

Many people imagine factory smoke, nuclear waste, or industrial ejections when they think of pollution. However, there are far more benign factors behind much of the pollution that occurs in our homes.

Pollutants at home include:

  • Pathogens in the air
  • Dust
  • Unwanted fragrances
  • Harmful gases
  • Pollen

Effects on your body and health may vary depending on which pollutants you’re exposed to. That’s why it’s essential to understand how to reduce your body’s exposure to indoor pollutants.

1. Using Air Filters And HVAC

Air filters and HVAC systems are suitable for controlling and regulating indoor air quality. They ensure your home is well ventilated. These systems trap unwanted pollutants in their filters and freshen your home using clean, fresh air.

2. Consistent Regular Maintenance and Repair of Your Ventilation System

Even with their use, ventilation solutions quickly develop wear and tear. Individual parts such as the air filters need to be replaced periodically depending on your environment and frequency of usage.

Thankfully, W A Air Conditioning offers air conditioning system maintenance at competitive prices. We can find out if you have any worn parts or dirty vents.

3. Kitchen and Bathroom Exhaust Fans

Ensure your exhaust fans are working correctly. Remember, you want to eject harmful gases produced from burning gasoline in gas stoves away from the kitchen and bathrooms.

4. Ensure All Trash Is Covered

Garbage can do more than just smell bad. By covering trash, you can prevent pests from breeding as well as the exposure of pathogens to fertile breeding grounds.

5. Dust and Vacuum Regularly

Vacuuming takes care of most, if not all, of the dust that carries pathogens and causes harmful breathing conditions. However, it’s important to keep a fan going or a window open as you vacuum. You’ll kick up a lot of dust during the process.

W A Air Conditioning in Trinity, TX, offers heating and cooling installation, maintenance, and repair services to residents throughout the Huntsville area. Let us help improve your health and air quality by checking on your HVAC system. Give us a call today.

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April 20, 2019 9:03 pm