Your Indoor Air Quality: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Your Indoor Air Quality: What You Don't Know Can Hurt YouIn Southeast Michigan, indoor air quality can be harmful to your health just as much as polluted air outside is at certain times of the year. Mold spores, pollen, dust, humidity and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are all irritating to a person’s health and can also cause extensive problems with a home’s structural integrity.

Mold spores thrive when the humidity in a home strays from the acceptable level of 30-60 percent humidity. Mold can grow on walls, surfaces and within carpet, causing allergy symptoms, asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Utilizing a dehumidifier can prevent these problems from occurring by removing excess moisture from the air and improving the indoor air quality.

Poor purification in a home causes pollen, dust and pet dander to accumulate. Luckily, removing these particles is achievable by using appropriate filters with the HVAC system of the home as well as whole-house purification units or stand alone units in certain rooms of the home.

VOCs are released from newer products such as carpet, drywall, cupboards, countertops and paint. Most of this off gassing takes place within the first year of being installed but VOCs can be around much longer than that. These toxins can be removed from the air you breathe by using an air purifier unit. HEPA and carbon filters do a great job of making indoor air healthier.

To learn more about how you can improve the indoor air quality in your home, you can contact Aladdin Heating and Cooling. An indoor air quality test can help you determine your biggest issues and Aladdin can help you determine what products would work best for your home.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about indoor air quality and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Aladding Heating & Cooling services the Detroit, Michigan and the surrounding areas. Visit our websiteto see our special offers and get started today!

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