When people think of air pollution, they think of big-city smog, car exhaust fumes on the highways, smoke belching from factories, and similar contributors to unclean air. What they don’t consider is that air pollution can also occur inside their own homes. There are many ways that indoor air can become polluted and many harmful effects on human health when it does.
Air contaminants from particulate matter or gases can be dangerous when inhaled, especially for people with asthma or allergic sensitivities. Particulate matter includes offenders such as pollen, dust and pet dander, while gaseous matter includes radon, household cleaner fumes, and even ozone emitted by laser printers. With the inordinately high humidity in our Texas Gulf Coast area, the air quality inside your home can also be compromised by mold spores and mold accumulation.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency’s research confirms that indoor air pollution is one of the top five environmental health risks. Improving your indoor air environment to lower this health risk can be as simple as 1) having the temperature and relative humidity in your home tested, checking for duct leaks and infiltration, and then 2) installing the appropriate air filter(s) to remove offending pollutants and checking the moisture removal capacity of your air conditioner.
The team at Mathews CCAC has the technical expertise, longstanding experience, and state-of-the-art equipment to test your air quality. Please contact us with any questions you have. After our thorough diagnosis, we can put your mind at ease about any existing or potential health concerns with your home’s air and recommend solutions.
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