Common air pollutants causing homeowners problems
Now that we’ve seen some of the more deadly kinds of air pollutants, what are some more common air pollutants that can nonetheless cause homeowners a lot of problems? Dust mites, mold, and the chemical byproducts of cooking and heating are huge contributors to poor indoor air quality. Space heaters and fireplaces can give off noxious fumes that hurt your indoor air quality. Artificial fireplaces can cause natural gas leaks and real fireplaces can cause issues with carbon monoxide in the home. Various nitrogen oxides can also be released into the home after cooking and heating.
So, now that you know some of the usual suspects in terms of indoor air pollution, let’s take a look at what can happen if you go too long between HVAC cleanings or fail to address the problem in time. Can indoor air pollutants actually get so bad that they harm the health of you and your family? If so, how bad can things actually get if you let, say, mold linger and proliferate for a few weeks longer?
The truth is that poor indoor air quality can cause a host of different negative symptoms and even worsen immune system disorders if left unaddressed. Coughing, fatigue, or worse could be right around the corner if allergens and other indoor air pollutants are left unchecked. Consider getting your HVAC system inspected and cleaned every 1-3 years for more peace of mind.