These days, we hear a lot about dangerous things we can breathe, especially when we venture outside our homes. Even before viruses, we feared breathing polluted air because of all that could be in it. The Environmental Protection Agency warns that because of the way some air systems function, more pollutants are caught in inside air than exist in the fresh air outside.
With EPA restrictions looser than ever and more chemicals being released into our air, it’s a great time to call Edison Heating & Cooling to improve the quality of your indoor air.
Indoor Air Pollutants: A Risk For You & Others
If anyone in your home or business suffers from asthma, allergies, lung complications or COPD, they may already have noticed the particulates (small particles of other materials in the air) whirling around inside your home or business. But for those without breathing issues, It may take longer to notice the effects of poor quality air.
So what can be the culprit in your home or business’ air?
- Mold is one possibility. Mold can be an irritant but it can also cause long term health issues, long after you’ve moved out of the home.
- Formaldehyde is another contaminant that could be in your air. This can cause wheezing, nausea and burning skin or eyes, among other symptoms.
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) can also permanently affect breathing function. These compounds get into our air because of chemicals being used in cleaning formulas, stain and varnish, paints or glue.
- Particulates are matter that is in our air but is so small that it is undetectable to many people. For those with breathing issues, these particulates can be felt much more significantly, especially if the particulate is an allergen for the individual. Prolonged exposure to particulates can reduce your lifespan and exacerbate life threatening conditions such as heart disease or lung infections.
Solutions to Improve Your Air Quality
Edison Heating & Cooling offers several options to remove contaminants and irritants from the air you breathe.