With summer allergy season upon us, it’s essential to make sure your home isn’t causing any unnecessary discomfort to you or your family.
Did you know there may be harmful pollutants floating in your house right now? Most families spend the majority of their time at home, but don’t realize some of the elements that can get inside can irritate your eyes, cause headaches and kickstart allergies. Long-term effects of poor air quality can result in cancers and complications to your health — asthma, for instance, affects roughly 25 million people, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The most common indoor allergens are:
- Pet dander
Make sure to wash linens, dust, and vacuum regularly to keep these allergens under control. Allergens also stick to your skin and clothing. If you have been working or exercising outside, it is beneficial to bathe and change clothes when you come back inside. This removes the potential spread of irritating allergies.
The most common indoor air pollutants are:
Radon naturally occurs in the atmosphere in trace amounts and can enter the house through leaks in sealed openings. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and is very toxic for your health.
Being in a home with someone who smokes is devastating for your health, as well. Being near a smoker can increase asthma symptoms and cause ear infections. It can even risk an infant’s life due to the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome that is correlated with secondhand smoke.
Carbon monoxide can be created by burning things in an area that is not well-ventilated, or from misusing certain home appliances such as a blow dryer, a gas burning stove and many other household appliances.
What can you do to stay safe?
Installing an IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) system will help purify the air. Systems, such as an Air Scrubber, reduce particles that irritate your asthma or worsen your allergies.
An Air Scrubber is also compatible with HVAC systems that have air ducts, so you use UV light to create an advanced, oxidation process to clean the air. This machine doesn’t need any cleaning, so it is easy to maintain and doesn’t need to be worried about very often.
With how much time most of the world spends inside their own homes, it’s essential to have your space keeping you happy and healthy.
Call In The Professionals
If you feel your air quality isn’t where you want it to be for you or the ones you loved, it’s time to get an upgrade. Give My Guy Heating and Air a call today, and we can find the best system for you.