Did you know that indoor air, on average, has two to five times as many pollutants as outdoor air according to the EPA? Outdoor air might seem like it’s filled with smoke, dust, and exhaust, but it is actually much cleaner than the air inside your house. Understanding why indoor air quality is so poor will help you take steps to fix the problem and get cleaner air.
Mold and Bacterial Growths
The simple act of having a lot of moisture in the air can lead to indoor air quality problems since most homes are not made of water-resistant materials. Mold and mildew can flourish under carpets and inside walls, releasing spores into the air that can make you sick.
Appliances that use combustion to provide heat are a major source of pollutants. Things like boilers, furnaces, and gas stoves can all greatly impact your air quality by producing carbon monoxide and other potentially deadly pollutants.
Volatile Organic Compounds
Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are a type of chemical particle found in a lot of paints, household cleaners, furniture, and upholstery. These compounds easily break off into tiny particles that float around inside the home and harm your indoor air quality.
Lack of Ventilation
A major difference between indoor and outdoor air is that outdoor air delivers a massive amount of air constantly being circulated around by breezes. Meanwhile, indoor air is fairly stagnant, letting pollutants build up over time to dangerous levels. Fortunately, this cause of poor indoor air quality is easy to address. You can get all sorts of exhaust fans and other ventilation equipment that help pull fresh air into your home.
Brisk Air, Inc., does more than just help you with improving indoor air quality. We also install, repair, and maintain all sorts of heating and cooling systems for Coral Springs residents. Call us now to learn more about our services and schedule your appointment.