What Causes Indoor Air Pollution?


What Causes Indoor Air Pollution?

Indoor Air Pollution

If you aren't concerned about indoor air pollution, then you need to learn more about its dangers. You spend more time inside your home than anywhere else. If you work or go to school, then those environments must meet certain air quality standards. Here is what HVAC professionals believe can lead to poor air quality inside your home.

Dirty Air Filters in the Climate-control Equipment

If you don't change the air filters in your home often, it can lead to poor indoor air quality. You can have contaminates in the air like pollen, household dust, and pet dander. If you are using a furnace or an air conditioner, you should replace the air filters once a month. An HVAC technician can use a basic air filter, or you can use a filter that captures tiny particles of pollen. Changing the air filters in climate-control devices offers extra benefits. This can include reducing your home's heating or cooling bills.

Failing to Keep a Home Clean and Clutter-free

If your home has too much stuff, then the air from the vents cannot circulate enough, leading to poor quality air. Having a cluttered home also leads to having more chemical pollutants in the air. Many items will degrade over time and release dangerous chemicals. When you have a cluttered home, you may also find it difficult to keep it clean. This leads to a building that is dirty with layers of dust that attracts vermin.

Plumbing Leaks That Lead to Mold Growth

If you don't repair the plumbing leaks in your home, then it will have mold growth and mildew. These odors can lead to poor air quality. An HVAC professional may notice a water leak from a pipe or a plumbing fixture while making a repair. By fixing the problem, you can avoid having dangerous mold in your home.

Fumes from Cigarette Smoke or other Items

If you smoke, this can create air pollution in your home. This smoke can settle on the walls, floors, ceilings, the furniture, and countertops. The pollutants will also filter into the ductwork of a home. When you turn on your HVAC system, the chemicals will spread throughout your home. This will cause poor air quality. By hiring HVAC technicians, you can have a home's air ducts cleaned to remove these pollutants.

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Contact Cahill Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing at (847) 469-1794. We can clean a home's ductwork or change the climate-control devices air filters.

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