Could These Be In Your Air? You May Need Preventative Maintenance
WHAT’S IN YOUR AIR?
Poor indoor air quality has negative effects. Some are immediate, while others may develop over a longer period of time. If these are in your air, you may need preventative maintenance. Immediate effects can include
- itchy eyes, nose and throat
- aggravated asthma
Long-term effects of indoor air pollution can include respiratory trouble and heart disease.
We’ve talked about what you need to do to ensure your indoor air quality is at its finest for the winter season, but do you know what’s really in your air? We’ve laid it out for you. Here’s what you’re fighting against:
- Bacteria-Bacteria multiply in warm and hot settings and can get into your system and make you sick.
- Odors-There’s nothing worse than foul odors in your home.
- Mold and Mildew-In the winter, windows are typically closed. Steam and moisture get trapped inside and starts building up. Mold and mildew starts to grow and their spores become airborne and are easily inhaled.
- Dust Mites-We’ll try not to gross you out with this one, but, in the winter, dust mitÍes are more abundant because they have more food (human skin cells-since we are inside more) to eat.
- VOGs (volatile organic compounds)- One of the main VOCs is formaldehyde. This can be found in carpets, furniture, and plywood paneling. Other VOCs can be found in cleaning and laundry products, beauty products, air fresheners, and more.
There are steps that you can take to improve your overall indoor air quality, but just to be safe, we suggest getting our Preventative Maintenance Agreement.
Middleton Heat and Air Hot Springs, Conway, and Little Rock would love the chance to help you this season!