Air Purifiers Remove Harmful Particulate Matter
Are you worried about the purity of the indoor air in your Dacula, Georgia, home or office? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air pollution can be up to five times higher than outdoors. Common indoor pollutants include gases, pollen, dust, and other particulate matter. Airborne particles can cause health problems when they enter your lungs or your bloodstream. There is a solution! Air purifiers help keep the air clean.
Sources of Indoor Air Pollutants
The EPA identifies several sources of indoor air pollutants. Volatile organic compounds come from chemicals and household products such as paint, cosmetics, carpets, upholstery, and cleaning supplies. They can be ten times more concentrated indoors than outside.
Indoor particulate matter comes from combustion from fireplaces, tobacco, and cooking. Other sources include animal dander, insect droppings, insect parts, biological contaminants, and chemicals. Some particulates are large enough to see. Others are hundreds of times smaller than the width of a human hair. The EPA notes that small particulates are of concern because they can be inhaled and affect your lungs and heart.
Health Effects of Indoor Pollutants
Airborne pollutants can cause short-term and long-term health effects. People with asthma and other respiratory problems, the very young, and the elderly are more likely to be affected. Healthy people may experience coughing, sneezing, dizziness, or headaches. Depending on the pollutant and the length of exposure, long-term problems can include heart disease and cancer.
Air Purifiers Keep Indoor Air Clean
Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning contractor can help. The professionals at Zach Hammonds A/C Heating Refrigeration Inc. offer practical tips to improve indoor air, such as increasing ventilation to reduce concentrations of pollutants, controlling the source of pollutants, and using air purifiers and cleaners.
Trane and other manufacturers make air purification equipment that works with HVAC systems. Better-quality HVAC filters capture smaller particulates, including bacteria, dust, pollen, and gases. Ultraviolet lights installed in ducts neutralize pathogens. Whole-home ventilation systems expel stale indoor air and bring in fresh outdoor air.
To find out more about improving your indoor air, call Zach Hammonds A/C Heating Refrigeration Inc. We come to your home or office, evaluate the indoor air and recommend ways to improve it. We always strive for 100% customer satisfaction.
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