Indoor Air Quality: The 3 Biggest Threats

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Have you been coughing or sneezing more than usual lately? Been getting sick a lot or experiencing increased respiratory issues? Or maybe your indoor air just has a stale, stagnant feeling to it?

If any of this is ringing a bell, make sure to call EnviroSafe Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, Water Treatment. Our South Jersey HVAC experts offer a variety of indoor air quality options designed to increase your comfort.

But before you figure out which type of IAQ device is right for you, it’s important to figure out which pollutants and allergens pose the biggest threats to your household. Keep reading to learn the three biggest threats to your indoor air quality, and do not hesitate to call EnviroSafe to learn more about products we offer today.

The 3 Kinds of Indoor Air Pollutants

  • Particulates
  • Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Biological Contaminants

1) Particulates

Particulates, or particles, to use a more colloquial term, can include any type of matter that is 100 microns (one-millionth of a meter) in diameter. Particulates likely to affect your indoor air quality include dust, pollen, and pet dander.

Particulate contaminants can easily accumulate in your air ducts, and when your heating and AC system spreads this particulate matter around, it can make it hard for those with allergies and asthma to breathe properly. That’s why to make life easier for those with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory problems, and to help everyone in your house breathe a little easier, installing an indoor air quality system is a good idea.

2) Volatile Organic Compounds

Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs, include smoke, vapors, and odors that are harmful to your health. You may come in contact with VOCs such as paint fumes, cleaning products, perfumes, and cooking smoke regularly without even thinking about it. But while these household chemicals and odors be extremely common, they are also extremely toxic, and prolonged exposure to them can lead to everything from coughing and sneezing to skin and eye irritation to headaches and nausea.

With a cutting-edge indoor air quality system, you will be able to neutralize some of the effects of VOCs, helping your family feel better now and reducing potential health problems down the road.

3) Biological Contaminants

Biological contaminants are defined as any microorganisms and bioaerosols that can make their way from the air into your lungs. Common biological contaminants include fungi, mold spores, bacteria, and various viruses and pathogens. In the world we live in, it is important to do everything we can to protect ourselves from biological contaminants, and installing a quality air filtration device can be a great way to do this.

Maybe you have elderly individuals, young children, or immunocompromised people living with you. Or maybe you’re just tired of getting sick all the time. No matter what your reason is, the right IAQ system can significantly cut down on the level of airborne biological contaminants in your home.

Call Our IAQ Pros at EnviroSafe Today!

Did you know that the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has found that indoor air pollution may now be an even bigger threat to our health than pollutants outdoors?

At EnviroSafe, we are proud to offer a range of indoor air quality equipment to meet virtually any home’s needs. Our air purifiers and cleaners are great at removing particles from the air to improve conditions for those who have allergies, are asthmatic, or suffer from other breathing problems.

We can also install a humidifier to help control moisture levels in your home, as well as UV lamps to kill a variety of germs and viruses. And with energy recovery ventilators to help eliminate VOCs and replace dirty air with clean air, it’s hard not to find a system that will work for you.

Call today to take advantage of various coupons and financing options, and remember that EnviroSafe is available 24 hours a day for emergency service!

Don’t hesitate to upgrade your indoor air quality with EnvirosSafe! For over 40 years, our total home service specialists have been going above and beyond to ensure our customers are comfortable and happy. Reach out to us today!

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