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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Over time,the level of household pollutants in your home can concentrate to the point where your health could be at risk. Side effects of polluted indoor air range from irritating to serious. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that indoor air may pose one of the worst environmental hazards Americans face. Fortunately, methods exist to keep indoor air quality (IAQ) high using current technology.

Chemical Pollutants

Many products you use indoors contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). You can find VOCs in cleaning supplies, new paint, finishes and solvents, fabrics, furniture and carpeting. They're also found in air fresheners, some cosmetics,tobacco smoke and vehicle exhaust. Some of the gases they emit have immediate health effects, while other problems develop over the longer term. Many alternative products are available that carry a clean air label or note that they're VOC-compliant.'

Biological Pollutants

Mold, dust mite waste, pollen and animal dander are the most common indoor biological pollutants that cause allergic reactions. Mold is not only a health hazard; it can also damage many parts of your home, including drywall, insulation, carpeting and fabrics.

Managing Indoor Air Quality

Keep IAQ high by avoiding chemical household pollutants and altering those that occur naturally. Opt for alternative products with lower VOCs indoors, and consider a whole-house air purification system for an affordable approach to keeping indoor air quality high.

Air cleaning systems work in tandem with your forced-air system and use filtration to trap airborne particulates. The Carrier Infinity air purifier uses Captures and Kills tm technology and captures up to 95% of particles .30 to 1.0 in size and kills or inactivates up to 99% of germs, pollen and mold captured. 

Learn more about managing household pollutants from the pros at Comfort24-7.com, or call us today at 855-GET-COMFY.

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