The 3 Types of Indoor Air Pollutants
- Particles: Particles – or to use the technical term, “particulates” – constitute pollutants that are 100 microns (one-millionth of a meter) or smaller. This includes everything from dust to pollen to pet dander and much more. While particulate matter is especially tough on those with allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions, it can also exacerbate coughing and sneezing for everyone. That’s why Service Today offers cutting-edge air filtration systems to help everyone in your household breathe easier and feel better. We can install both HEPA and electrostatic filters, designed to trap between 97% and 99.97% of all particulates in your air supply. And as an added bonus, installing a quality air filter may make your heating and air conditioning equipment function better as well!
- Volatile Organic Compounds: Volatile Organic Compounds, abbreviated as VOCs, include smoke, vapors, aerosols, and gasses that exist in your air supply and can be harmful when ingested. There are many sources of VOCs that may be present in your household right now, such as perfumes and cosmetics, cleaning supplies, paint, cooking fumes, cigarette smoke, and more. Over time, exposure to VOCs can have serious negative consequences for your health. That’s why you should always do everything you can to negate the presence of VOCs in your household as much as possible. We recommend installing an air filtration system or air exchanger in order to keep your air fresh and filter out as many VOCs as possible. Remember, VOCs sometimes amount to little more than nasty smells, but other times, they can indicate the presence of toxic gasses, so never hesitate to act if you detect them in your home.
- Biological Contaminants: A biological contaminant is any microscopic organism that can be found in your air. This includes mold spores, bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. While more serious VOCs can lead to life-threatening diseases, even milder ones can cause coughing, sneezing, throat irritation, watery eyes, headaches, nausea, and joint pain. To reiterate, in the times we are living in, it is extremely important to do everything to protect the health of yourself and your loved ones. That’s why in order to mitigate VOCs in your household, you may want to install a UV and Ozone air sanitizer. These systems are designed to kill a wide variety of bacteria and viruses. If there are any older people, children, or immunocompromised individuals living in your home, you should definitely consider installing a UV and Ozone sanitizer today. And even if there aren’t, it never hurts to consider options that may improve your indoor air quality and overall health!
To learn more about our indoor air quality systems, such as whole-home humidifiers, call Service Today! at (888) 998-2032, or simply send us a message online. We also offer duct cleaning to ensure your ducts remain functional and dust-free and your heating & air conditioning system lasts as long as possible.