Is Your Home Safe from Indoor Air Pollution and Carbon Monoxide?

Dust. Pollen. Pet dander. Formaldehydes. Cleaning chemicals. Germs. Dust mites. Mold. Bacteria and viruses. Carbon monoxide.

This isn’t just a random list we drew up to confuse you — this is actually a list of common indoor air pollutants that heating and air conditioning specialists have found in Scottsdale, AZ, homes and other local areas. 

It’s hard to believe that your home could suffer from poor indoor air quality, especially when you keep to a consistent cleaning schedule. However, treating problems that you can’t see is pretty challenging. That’s why so many homeowners turn to local indoor air quality companies for help. 

Indoor air quality plays a silent but significant role in your family’s health. Any invisible contaminants floating in the air can be introduced into the body and, with enough time and exposure, have a negative impact on the immune system. 

Constantly waking up with a stuffy nose, fighting indoor allergies, or dealing with a never-ending cold are just a few symptoms of poor indoor air quality. Here are some other ways in which your health may suffer. 

This time of the year, most homeowners are concerned about eliminating indoor allergens and reducing the risk of bacteria and virus germs at home through indoor air quality solutions. However, there’s another risk lurking around your home that you shouldn’t forget about: carbon monoxide. 

The Relationship Between CO and IAQ

Many Scottsdale homes own and use gas-powered appliances because they’re efficient and cost-effective. What they don’t take into consideration is that these appliances and their gas lines must be inspected yearly to ensure there are no CO leaks present.

Carbon monoxide is an invisible and odorless gas that is extremely dangerous to your health and to your home. It’s easy for the presence of this gas to go undetected if you don’t have the right equipment at home. We recommend installing low-level carbon monoxide detectors, so you’ll know immediately if there’s a problem with the gas line. 

Even if your gas line is in perfectly good shape, carbon monoxide may still be present in your home any time that fuel is burned — whether you fire up the fireplace during the winter or use a gas-powered appliance in an unvented room. It’s a good idea to upgrade your ventilation and install indoor air quality products that target carbon monoxide gases, among other indoor air pollutants.

Guarantee Your Family’s Safety with Great Indoor Air Quality

Luckily, finding great indoor air quality products in Scottsdale, AZ, and the surrounding areas isn’t hard. All you have to do is contact your favorite heating and AC contractors, and we’ll be more than happy to discuss potential indoor air quality solutions for your home. Give us a call today to get started! 

 

Source for infographic: 

1https://www.epa.gov/report-environment/indoor-air-quality

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December 2, 2020 6:31 pm