Common Indoor Air Pollutants Lurking In Your Home
Among the risks posing threats to our health each and every day, many are simply unavoidable. However, there are some risks that we can take action toward eliminating, such as poor indoor air quality. It’s more important now than ever that the air we breathe in our homes be free of contaminants. The first step in eliminating these contaminants is learning about them. If you’re not sure whether you need an air purification system in your Northwest Florida home, read about these indoor air pollutants that are likely lurking in your house right now.
Mold & Mildew indoor air pollutants
Mold and mildew are fungi developed in an indoor environment that can live on practically any surface. In many cases, mold and mildew cause allergic reactions, however they can also induce immune responses causing sickness and diseases such as respiratory infections and cancers. While anyone can be affected by mold and mildew, allergy sufferers and those with asthma are hypersensitive to its effects. The Emerald Coast is no stranger to mold and mildew issues; in fact, Gulfshore Air provides many products and services specifically designed to eliminate the risk of mold and mildew growth in your home.
Regularly check damp areas with little airflow for occurrences of mold and mildew, and if the outbreak is severe don’t attempt to remove it yourself. Dermal contact or ingestion can cause severe reactions. Install an air purification system to regulate humidity and eliminate any traces of mold or mildew from the air in your home.
Unfortunately, we all have dust in our homes, from dust bunnies under the couch to accumulated layers on countertops. While dust in those locations may be easy to clean, the dust floating through the air is not.
Have you ever actually wondered what dust is? Dust is a mixture of pollen, mold, pet dander, skin particles, food debris, soil, and even pieces of insects. Disgusting, right? So, how do you get rid of dust from the air in your home? With the right air purification system.
The flu, respiratory tract infections, the common cold, and covid-19; these are only a few of the viruses that could be lurking through the air in your home. REME technology, such as the REME HALO® and the HALO-LED™ whole home air purification systems have been proven to eliminate viruses, including COVID-19 by up to 99.9% from the air in your home.
Pets may leave behind urine, feces, saliva, dead skin, and hair in your home. All of these allergens can lead to severe asthma attacks and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. While pets do have a positive effect on desensitizing us to different allergies when we’re young and developing, they can also have a negative effect on our health. Regularly groom your pets and properly clean your home to avoid allergy attacks. An air purification system will aid in eliminating pet dander and hair from the air in your home. Indoor air pollutants
Pollen is produced by indoor or outdoor plants, however it’s easily transferred around your home by attaching to our clothes, hair, skin, and the bottom of our shoes. We’ve all experienced the symptoms of pollen: itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, coughing, and shortness of breath. These symptoms are bothersome, but for some, such as those with asthma, they can be deadly. The right air purification system will eliminate pollen from your home, leaving you breathing easier.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Many household products such as cleaners, cosmetics, and paints vaporize and become gases at room temperature. These are known as VOCs. The effects of VOCs on humans and animals are widely varied and detrimental. So, how do you avoid them when they can easily be dispersed in your home through air fresheners, cleaning supplies, paint supplies, and smoke?
– Provide ventilation when using these products
– Properly dispose of these products
– Minimize exposure
– Have an air purification system installed in your home
Another VOC that could be lurking in your home is formaldehyde, a strong-smelling, colorless gas. Limits have been placed on construction materials used in building homes to prevent high levels of formaldehyde, but if you’re experiencing a burning sensation in the eyes, nose, and throat, coughing, rashes, wheezing, or chest tightness, you may want to have an inspection done, and you’ll definitely want to install an air purification system in your home.
Using the fireplace to heat your home may be a great way to save money, but without an air purification system, you could be filling your home with smoke and soot. Fireplaces, cigarettes, and cooking are the leading causes of smoke in homes and can lead to headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. Exposure to severe levels of smoke can lead to harmful respiratory conditions. Air purification systems work to eliminate smoke from the air in your home for your comfort and health.
Get An Air Purification System
Gulfshore Air offers the industry-leading HALO-LED™ whole-home LED air purification system. This system is both mercury free and zero ozone compliant, working towards a healthy environment inside your home, and out. The HALO-LED™ reduces airborne and surface contaminants and pollutants through every cubic inch of air conditioned space in your home with bi-polar ionization and revolutionary, patent pending, REME-LED™ technology.
Features & Benefits
The HALO-LED™ provides many benefits to homeowners such as reducing bacteria, mold, and viruses. It also helps to reduce microbials in the air and microbials that build up on surfaces in your home. This system works to reduce smoke, odors, VOCs, allergens, dust, and other airborne particles that can create an unhealthy environment to allergy sufferers in your family.
The HALO-LED™ also features a replaceable LED cell module that outlasts competing technologies. With 2.5x longer life than current UV lamps, the LED cell module in the HALO-LED™, will provide lower maintenance and less money spent in the long run. It also provides the first washable catalyst for environments where the air quality is dense, such as cigar bars, smoking rooms, etc.
This system also comes with a seven-year limited warranty because we believe in the power of this new technology. We’ve seen the effectiveness of it’s service and know you’ll be satisfied for years to come.
To contact us about installing the HALO-LED™ in your home, visit our website at https://gulfshoreair.com/appointments/ or call us at 850-897-6540. Gulfshore Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. is a trusted American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Comfort Care Dealer in Niceville, FL. Our professional staff can answer any questions you might have.