Indoor Air Pollution – Why You Should Be Concerned
by Brian Madalena | Oct 27, 2014
Many people picture clouds over Los Angeles or Las Vegas when they hear the word “pollution”. But did you know that indoor pollution can be just as dangerous? We believe it is crucial to your health to consider the dangers of indoor air pollution and know how to prevent it.
The first step to increase the air quality of your home or business is to know the facts:
- Most people spend 90% of their time indoors.
- Air pollution is linked to heart disease and strokes.
- Air pollution can increase the effects of respiratory diseases.
- Over 4 million people die of illnesses related to indoor air pollution.
- With this knowledge in mind, you now know how important it is to keep your indoor air clean.
What makes indoor air “polluted”?
A lot of factors can go into making your indoor air polluted. One contributor to poor indoor air quality is mold. Mold can grow anywhere, but we are especially susceptible to it because we live in a subtropical region.
Something many people don’t consider is that cooking in and heating your home can be a cause of air pollution. Wood, charcoal, coal, and other particles can go up in the air and cause illness.
One well-known air polluter is cigarette or cigar smoke. Second hand smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals and hundreds of those are toxic. Children and the elderly are especially sensitive to second-hand smoke because of their weaker immune systems.
What can you do to prevent air pollution?
An air handler that has a germicidal UV light inside is great for killing bacteria and airborne diseases. UV light disinfection is widely used in hospitals, laboratories, and the food industry.
Another effective way to destroy airborne pathogens is to install a whole-house UV air purifier. This is a safe, economical, and chemical-free way to reduce the amount of air pollution in your home or business.
Regular duct cleaning and sanitization is important, too. The equipment and chemical we use, Bio-Fresh
, during our sanitization process is a harm-free, and is the same chemical used to sanitize hospitals.
Remember that All Volusia & Flagler Heating & Air is dedicated to helping customers day and night maintain the air in their homes. We are experienced in installing many different units
, including air handlers which, as we mentioned, can help purify your air and protect you, your family, and your employees. We also offer duct cleaning and sanitization
Call us at (386) 252-1247