Beware of These 3 Household Air Pollutants
When it comes to keeping your family safe, indoor air quality is likely one of your primary considerations. We recommend that our clients know about these three household air pollutants that can affect the air in your Ocala, Florida, home:
This gas is difficult to detect because it has no odor, color, or taste and causes no symptoms when inhaled. Radon is highly radioactive and can enter homes through groundwater, well water, and building materials. Radon in the home can even lead to lung cancer. A simple test can detect radon levels, which can then be mitigated if necessary.
Volatile Organic Compounds
Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, include harmful chemicals such as those emitted by paint, markers, glue, pesticides, printers, and cleaning products. Because so many different VOCs are naturally present in indoor air, effects can range from breathing problems to lung, eye, and nose irritation. Keeping the home as clean as possible, scheduling regular HVAC system maintenance, and minimizing moisture in the home can limit the impact of these compounds.
Carbon monoxide can enter the home through the furnace, wood stove, chimney, gas heater, or gas stove. This deadly gas is tasteless and odorless, so it’s important to have a carbon monoxide detector installed in your home. Be aware of the signs of carbon monoxide exposure such as dizziness, lethargy, and confusion, and seek immediate medical treatment for these unexplained symptoms.
If you’re concerned about the air quality in your home, contact the team at Sun Kool Air Conditioning, Inc. We’ll test your indoor air quality and take steps to remove these common pollutants and other health hazards. We offer options like duct sealing, ventilation systems, air purifiers, dehumidifiers and air cleaners. Call us any time at 877-962-2120 to set up your appointment.
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