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4 Common Things That Affect Your Indoor Air Quality

May 10, 2020

Healthy indoor air quality (IAQ) in your Los Banos, California home is critical for your overall indoor comfort and well-being. However, since poor indoor air isn’t something that we can see, it is often neglected. Here are four things that affect your home’s air quality and what you can do to improve it.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

More often than not, most store-bought products in your home include harmful chemicals called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). These can be found in items like cleaning supplies, new paint, flooring and other furnishings. Exposure to VOCs can cause mild to severe health problems like fatigue, allergies, nausea and even respiratory illnesses. Keep your family safe by choosing non-toxic products and making your own cleaning supplies with natural ingredients like vinegar, baking soda and lemons.

Pet Dander

We all love our furry friends. Sometimes, we love them so much we turn a blind eye to their pet dander. Even pets that don’t shed heavily will leave behind these dead skin cells that can have a direct impact on your indoor air quality and cause allergy symptoms like coughing, sneezing and itching.

Dust Mites

Similarly to pet dander, dust mites can accumulate in the most hidden corners of your home. Maintaining a regular cleaning schedule, scheduling professional indoor air quality services, and using items like vacuums with a HEPA filter will help you get rid of these contaminants and improve your IAQ.

Dirty HVAC Components

When your AC unit cools your home, it uses components like its air filter and ductwork to remove harmful contaminants from your indoor air. Regardless, if these components aren’t cleaned regularly, their good work will be reversed and your indoor air quality will be affected. Regularly maintaining your HVAC system will prevent this from happening.

Learn more about how our expert indoor air quality services can help keep your family comfortable and healthy at home. Contact our team at CEN-CAL AIR Heating and Cooling today.

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