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3 Indoor Air Pollutants and How to Eliminate Them

Indoor air pollutants threaten your health, comfort and peace of mind. They can only make your home a worse place in which to live. Here are three air pollutants that pose a danger to life in your Avon Park, FL, home and how to remove them:

Volatile Organic Compounds

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are harmful chemicals, and you’ll find them in paints, pesticides, household cleaners, mothballs, some pharmaceutical drugs and many other household items. They’re dangerous because they’re insoluble and may cause symptoms like headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nosebleeds, vomiting and severe eye and throat irritation if inhaled.

The best way to remove VOCs from your air is to increase home ventilation and air purification as much as possible. For this, you will need whole-home air purifiers with a high-functioning and well-maintained HVAC system. Using fans and keeping windows and doors open when using products with VOCs also helps.

Pet Dander From Your Furry Friends

The term “pet dander” refers to small dead skin cells your pets shed as they move about daily. Because these cells are so small, you won’t be able to notice them. They provide a perfect vehicle for dust mites, viruses and other threats to air quality to float around your home.

Inhaling pet dander can trigger allergy symptoms and respiratory issues like coughing, sneezing and throat irritation. To minimize the quantity of pet dander and hair in your home, brush and clean your pets thoroughly. Regularly vacuuming your carpets and furniture upholstery is also essential.

Pollen From Outside

Pollen comes from trees, flowers and other plants and may cause the same sorts of symptoms that pet dander causes when inhaled. To prevent it from entering your home, don’t keep your windows open on windy days and wash any pets you have when they come in from outside.

To breathe easy and stay healthy in your Avon Park, FL, home, you must remain on the lookout for the many threats to the air quality in your home. Call Miller’s Central Air, Inc. and ask for our indoor air quality services so we can keep your air fresh and invigorating.

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