Air quality is an important concern for Mountain City, GA, residents. Poor indoor air quality can have serious health effects, such as the increased risk of respiratory illnesses, headaches and eye irritation. Addressing these four common sources of indoor air pollution can help improve everyone’s quality of life:
Biological pollutants are small particles and microorganisms in the air, such as bacterial growth, pollens, dust mites and pet dander. These pollutants occur due to high humidity and poor ventilation in your home and can cause allergies and asthma. To reduce the number of biological pollutants in your home, make sure to keep humidity levels between 30% to 50% by using a dehumidifier. In addition, you’ll want to vacuum carpets regularly, air out furniture often and use air purifiers with HEPA filters.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless and colorless gas produced from burning fuels, such as natural gas, propane, charcoal or wood. It can accumulate when you use fuel-burning appliances and equipment in a poorly ventilated home leading to poor indoor air quality. Carbon monoxide causes headaches, dizziness and nausea and can be fatal.
Volatile Organic Compounds
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemical gases emitted from products with strong smells, such as paint, cleaning supplies, furniture, varnish and air fresheners. The chemicals can cause eye irritation, headaches and nausea. You can reduce the exposure to VOCs by using products with low VOC content and opening windows when applying paint.
Most homeowners use pesticides to remove pests from their homes. However, these products can be just as dangerous for humans as they are for the intended targets if left to accumulate indoors. They contain toxic chemicals which can cause serious health problems such as respiratory and eye irritation.
Creating a healthy home environment is important for your health and well-being. Contact Radlee Heating and Cooling to install state-of-the-art air conditioners and dehumidifiers so that you can improve your indoor air quality. We’ll help you eliminate the pollution in your indoor air.
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