Last month, we wrote about the troubles that come with allergy season and how our professionals can help you enjoy a more pleasant spring. But indoor air quality products are good for all seasons, especially when you have our skilled team helping you find the best choice to match your home’s needs. Even if you don’t think you’ll have trouble with allergies, take the time this spring to have air filters and air purifiers put in that will defend your household from the many other IAQ issues you might encounter.
Why Indoor Air Quality Is So Important
People usually think of “air pollution” as something that only exists outdoors, created by smog and other industrial pollutants. But simply having four walls around you doesn’t protect you from the health hazards of low air quality. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found through studies that indoor air quality is often three to four times worse than the air quality outdoors.
The threats to your indoor air often come from right inside your house. Numerous products and building materials in households produce chemicals and other harmful pollutants. Among the commonest are volatile organic compounds (VOCs), of which formaldehyde is the one appearing most frequently. VOCs can come from cleaning products, cosmetics, the finishing on furniture, hobby materials, and elsewhere. High concentrations of VOCs can trigger numerous health problems. The EPA links these compounds with eye, nose, and throat irritation, headaches, nausea, liver and kidney damage, and even cancer.
Your indoor air may also have bacterial contaminants floating in it. It takes special types of air purifiers to remove these harmful microorganisms from circulating through a house, such as powerful UV germicidal lights. When you’re considering installing indoor air quality products, make sure that you have professionals find out what you specifically need in order to have the purest air possible.
Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning serves Madera and Fresno, CA. We’re currently offering a great deal on installing indoor air quality products, including air purifiers and UV lights: 30% off with a complete system replacement!