Everyday you are exposed to harmful contaminates and pollutants in the air. Scientific studies have suggested that the air inside homes and buildings may be polluted more than outdoor air. On average, people spend approximately 90% of the time inside. You are being exposed to biological pollutants which includes mold, influenza, dust mites, animal dander, cat saliva, and many other harmful germs. Being exposed to dangerous contaminates is very detrimental to your health. Some common symptoms of poor air quality may include itchy eyes, shortness of breathe and headaches. Staying in these conditions for a long period of time can cause major damage. However, there are some things that you can do to help protect your health and home.
Below is a list of things you can do to protect and improve your indoor air quality:
- * Maintain your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
- * Have your HVAC filters frequently, as recommended by manufacturer;
- * Routinely checking, cleaning, and drying drip pans in air conditioners, refrigerators, and dehumidifiers;
- * Using high-efficiency air filters
- * Have a trained professional annually inspect, clean, and tune up central heating systems (furnaces, flues, and chimneys) and repair them as needed.
- * Have an Air Scrubber installed by a professional