Many Americans take for granted that the air in their homes is clean. Unfortunately,
EPA studies reveal that this assumption might not be based on fact. In
fact, indoor air tends to be more hazardous than the air outside, containing
20 to 50 percent more contaminants. Moreover, this air could be affecting
the health of your family members, exacerbating asthma and leading to
more allergy outbreaks.
Even if your
air conditioning unit is functioning properly, there could still be pollutants and irritants
found in your home’s air. Here are of the most common culprits in
your indoor air supply:
- Asbestos: If your home recently underwent a renovation, you might have
high levels of airborne asbestos. These particles are highly dangerous
and can even lead to conditions like high blood pressure, difficulty swallowing,
and lung cancer.
- Mold and Mildew: Common uninvited guests, mold and mildew occur in high
humidity areas like bathrooms and cellars, as well as places in the home
that have endured water damage.
- Dander and Droppings: Pets might enrich our lives, but animal dander and
droppings certainly don’t. Along with dust mites and cockroaches,
many homes are plagued with animal fur, feathers, and dead skin!
- Pesticides: Pesticides and landscaping chemicals can be very dangerous
when they get inside the home and into the air your family is breathing.
- Volatile Organic Compounds: Referring to substances used to manufacture
and preserve building materials, VOCs include cleaning products, paints,
and protective coatings. The Department of Labor regulates the amount
of VOCs that can be in the workplace. However, it’s important to
check the air in your home as well.
- Allergens: Outdoor allergens like ragweed, dust, and pollen can easily
get inside and affect your air quality.
Improve Your Home’s Air Quality Today
If you are worried about the quality of air your family may be breathing
inside of your home, contact Del-Air today for an air quality test to put your mind at ease. We are committed to boosting air quality in
order to reduce instances of asthma and allergies while improving your
overall comfort in the home. For more information about our
air conditioning services, call (855) 972-9943 today, or contact the Del-Air team online.