How Indoor Air Affects Your Health

You can have polluted indoor air in your St. Cloud home and not be any the wiser. Although you can’t see airborne contaminants as they circulate throughout your living space, you can get rid of them and prevent them from accumulating and causing health problems.

What Are Some Common Indoor Air Contaminants?

Pet dander, mites, microbes, spores, pollen, gasses, insect droppings, volatile organic compounds, fumes from household cleaning agents and other contaminants can all be present in your indoor air. These agents can be especially harmful for those with allergies, respiratory problems and weakened immune systems, and they can cause symptoms in healthy people that make them feel sick.

What Symptoms Can These Contaminants Cause?

Common symptoms of the air inside your home include nausea, headaches, dry skin and rashes, burning eyes, sinus irritation, sore throat, shortness of breath, coughing, sneezing, lethargy and dizziness. In many cases, the symptoms diminish when you ventilate your home or step outside.

What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality?

One cause is insufficient ventilation in a tightly-sealed home. Another cause is pollution in your duct work that’s blowing into your home when your HVAC cycles on. Dirty, poorly-maintained HVAC systems can also cause polluted air in your home. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with it.

How Can I Have Healthy Indoor Air?

Indoor air pollution is a common problem in Florida homes, and there are several ways to get rid of it. Whole-house ventilation systems move polluted air out and bring fresh air in. Air purifiers like UV lights and air scrubbers kill living contaminants using ozone, heat, negative ions and light. Air cleaners get rid of particles by forcing air through a filter that traps contaminants.

Visit Frank’s Air Conditioning Repair & Service or call us to find out more about healthy indoor air.


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