Three Common Airborne Pollutants and What They Do to Your Health
While it may not be polluted in the same sense as the air in some big cities, not everything in your home’s air is, well, air. Harmful particles can build up in even the most cleanly of spaces.
Nobody likes to think of the very air they breathe being polluted with unseeable hazards. But it’s essential for your health to understand what these microscopic nuisances can do when allowed to crop up, and what can be done to stop them.
While you may think of mold as something unsightly that grows on forgotten leftovers in the back of your fridge, when airborne it’s much more than an unpleasantry. Mold is a fungus, and even though many species are harmless in small numbers, the spores they release into the air can cause serious respiratory distress when left unchecked. And if you’re allergic, even minimal amounts of it can cause issues.
Making sure that you invest in a professional duct cleaning every few years can go a long way towards preventing mold issues, along with keeping your home at a relatively low humidity level.
Seemingly countless diseases are transferred via airborne particles, and while they can usually be treated with a course of antibiotics, nobody likes being sick. Plus, if someone in your home is young, old, or immunocompromised, certain illnesses can have even more dire effects than they would otherwise.
The best way to clear the air of these microorganisms? Invest in a high-grade filter and have it installed by a top-notch provider of air filtration system services like us. We at Furnace Doctors can even provide hospital-grade air filters!
Smelling something unpleasant inside your home isn’t always harmful. In fact, in some cases, it’s little more than a day-to-day annoyance. After all, if your trash bin didn’t stink, you wouldn’t know when to empty it!
That said, a buildup of odors in your home can damage your emotional health if left unchecked. If you’re ashamed to invite friends over due to the smell, or your home just isn’t as comfortable as it used to be, you should consider a specially-made air filter to combat it.
Furnace Doctors: Your Source for All Things Residential Indoor Air Quality
From furnace repair to AC repair to the installation of UV air purifiers, if it has to do with breathing easy in your home, we’re all over it. Give our Saint Paul Park office a call today at 651-789-3082.