Top 3 Indoor Pollutants That Can Impact Your Health
It’s another day of poor air quality in Sarasota, Florida, so you’ve elected to stay indoors. Unfortunately, you may be susceptible to other pollutants that have infiltrated your living space. Tackle these top three indoor pollutants to build the healthy sanctuary you deserve:
Your living space is often plagued by the wide variety of particles brought in from the outdoors. Bacteria, viruses, pollen, dust, and other hazardous particles can become part of your airflow. While family members with allergies or asthma are most at risk, invading particles can prove irritating for everyone in your home. Installing a whole-home air purifier will catch these particles before they can pollute your air.
Your furry friend may be part of your family, but they also may be contributing to your indoor air pollution. As your pet grooms itself, it spreads saliva across its skin. That skin, in turn, flakes off and spreads throughout your home. The problem is that your pet’s saliva contains a protein to which most of us are allergic. To reduce the effects of pet dander, bathe your pet often, keep your pet out of certain areas of the home and install an air purifier that catches such particles.
The products that you use to clean your home and make it smell fresh may also be polluting your air. Many cleaners and synthetic air fresheners contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can irritate your respiratory system and cause headaches. In cases of prolonged exposure, these chemicals can also lead to illness. It’s best to avoid using these cleaners and to turn instead to more organic alternatives. Alternatively, you can install a whole-home air cleaner to help keep your living space healthy.
Breathe easy this summer by targeting these top indoor pollutants at their sources. To improve your air quality with a whole-home air purifier, call All American Heating & Cooling at (941) 451-5228.
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