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Is Your Indoor Air Polluted?
When we think of pollution, we think about the things we see outside: smokestacks, car exhaust, waste, etc. But most people don’t realize the air inside is often more polluted than outside. And, because we spend most of our time indoors, it’s crucial to know the causes of indoor air pollution and how to solve them.
The World Health Organization says that “around 4.2 million people die prematurely due to indoor air pollution.”
Indoor air pollution is caused by dust mites, pet dander, asbestos, dust, chemicals, mildew, smoke, carbon dioxide, and vapors from cleaning products.
How To Know Your Indoor Air Is Polluted
You typically can’t see the dirty air inside the house, but you can feel the effects. Some symptoms of indoor air pollution include:
- Itchy eyes, runny nose, sore throat, coughing, and sneezing
- Wheezing, trouble breathing, and chest tightness
Long-term effects of indoor air pollution can be severe, such as lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In the next section, we’ll look at things you can do to improve the air in your home for better health.
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The first step to improving indoor air is to eliminate the source of the problem as best you can. For example, if you use gas appliances, you can adjust them to reduce emissions. Also, if you have pets, you can be more diligent about keeping them and your house clean.
Another way to improve the air in your home is to improve your ventilation. When weather permits, it’s helpful to open windows and doors and ensure your exhaust fans are clean and working. Also, if you engage in hobbies that require chemicals like paint strippers, welding, soldering, or sanding, it’s best to do it outside when possible.
Finally, consider installing an air cleaner to get the best indoor air possible. There are many sizes and types of air cleaners and filters on the market, and you can choose which one suits you best depending on your needs and budget. You can get a tabletop air cleaner or a whole-home system.
Also, you must change your HVAC filters regularly to keep your home air clean. According to the EPA, “Research shows that filtration can be an effective supplement to source control and ventilation. Using a portable air cleaner and/or upgrading the air filter in your furnace or central heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system can help improve indoor air quality.”
If you’re concerned about indoor air quality, call the Lambert Heating and Air Conditioning professionals, and let us show you the available options.
We’re your go-to source for expert furnace repair.
Finding a heating and cooling contractor you can count on in Downey, CA, shouldn’t be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Lambert Heating and Air Conditioning is family-owned and has four decades of experience. When you hire us, you can expect:
- Flat rate pricing
- Written estimates
- Skilled, honest technicians you can trust
- Drug-free employees
- Protection of your property
- And more!