Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality - McKinney's Best AC & Heating Repair LLC
Many people would like to know whether the air they breathe in their workplaces or homes is safe. There are also individuals who may be suffering from respiratory issues or might have issues with odor. It is common for this to be caused by mold. No matter what the cause of air quality it is likely to be simple to solve once the root is determined.
In addition, all are spending the majority of our time indoors at work, in the office or enjoying a relaxing time at home. Unfortunately, indoor air is more polluted and contaminated compared to the air outside. The indoor air has up to five times as many and, in some cases up to 100 times more pollutants than outdoor air, as per the EPA.
Our offices and homes are contaminated with pollutant-laden air that we breathe in (such as gases, chemicals, and living organisms like mold, bacteria, and pests) which can cause health issues.
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Common Domestic or Home Pollutants
- Radon can be described as a radioactive gas created in the soil. Radon can enter and get into buildings through cracks or holes in walls and floors that touch the soil. Radon is the most common or most frequent reason for lung cancer in non-smokers and is the second most significant reason for lung cancer overall.
- Secondhand smoke is a result of smoking tobacco. Second-hand smoke can cause cancer or serious respiratory illnesses. Children are at risk of smoking secondhand; it can trigger or worsen asthma-related symptoms. It is linked to an increase in the likelihood of developing ear diseases as well as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
- Combustion pollutants are the gasses or particles that result from burning fuels. The primary cause of combustion pollution in homes is not vented properly or inefficiently for appliances that burn fuel (such as stoves, water heaters dryers, space heaters, and wood stoves or fireplaces). The type and quantity of pollutants generated depend on the kind of appliance, the way it is maintained, installed, and vented, as well as the type of fuel it burns.
Common combustion pollutants comprise:
- Carbon monoxide (CO), a non-odorous, colorless gas that can interfere with the flow in the bloodstream of oxygen. Carbon monoxide can result in headaches and dizziness nausea, weakness, and even death.
- Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a colorless, and odorless gas can cause nose, eye, and throat irritations, breathlessness, and a higher risk of respiratory infections.
- Vocal organic compounds (VOCs), chemicals used in polishes and paints as well as paint strippers cleaners, cleaning products varnishes and waxes insecticides and pesticides, building furnishings and furniture workplace equipment, mosquito repellents air fresheners, and dry-cleaned clothes. VOCs evaporate into the atmosphere when products are used, and occasionally in storage. VOCs may irritate nostrils, eyes or throat, or cause nausea, headaches, and harm to kidneys, livers, and the central nervous system. Some could also cause cancer.
- Molds living things that create spores, microorganisms, or microorganisms. The spores produced by molds are floating throughout the atmosphere, settle on damp surfaces, and then grow. The inhalation or contact with molds may result in sneezing, a runny nose eye redness, and skin itching. Molds can cause asthma attacks as well.
Improving Indoor Air Quality
How can you cleanse the air inside your office, home, or other indoor space?
The most effective method to cleanse the air inside your home is to avoid the cause for poor quality indoor air. We have found that the main reason for the poor quality of indoor air within McKinney, TX is mold. We can conduct mold tests and offer the most efficient solution to this issue, which is usually to block the entry of moisture into the house.
If there’s no method to control the moisture’s ingress or intrusion into your house, then you could have to invest in the use of a dehumidifier to manage and dry things that are damp. In addition, you may have to install a Hepa air purifier in order to manage the mold that may be present in the air of your home.
Other steps you can take to improve the quality of your indoor air are as follows:
- Improve air ventilation by opening some windows every day for 5 to 10 minutes, and preferably in both directions of your house.
- Plant a house! NASA has found that houseplants dramatically enhance the air quality in your home.
- Remove your shoes and place them at the door each time you go into the house to avoid transferring harmful particles from one room to room.
- Do not smoke tobacco within or within your home.
- Use safe cleaning products like hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and vinegar.
- Do not dry clean your clothes inside your wardrobe. Better to hang them out for a few days. If you want to be sure, ask for an eco-friendly dry cleaner in your area that makes use of a variety of the most advanced dry-cleaning methods including liquid CO2.
- Make use of safer products for personal care. Avoid aerosols and search for cleaners with no VOCs.
- Beware of commercial air fresheners, as well as scented candles that release thousands of different substances into your home.
- Cleanse and vacuum your carpets, mop flooring, and rugs frequently. Whenever a person steps on flooring, the swirl of irritations are rising and agitating.
- Update your furnace or heater filter. Modern filters are designed to efficiently capture particles. Additionally, ensure that your furnace, air conditioning ductwork, and chimney are cleaned regularly.
- Beware of storing solvents, paints, adhesives, and other harmful chemicals in your home or in a garage attached to it.
- Use non-stick cooking tools. As a good alternative, consider using the ceramic cooking pan instead.
- Make sure your appliances by ensuring they are vented properly.
- Use eco-friendly and safer materials including VOC-free paints when you are building or renovating.
- Choose hardwood flooring that is sustainable rather than carpet. Carpet traps loads of dirt particles, including pet fur as well as heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury, and all kinds of allergens. If you choose to install carpet, make sure you choose one that is marked “VOC-free” to prevent harmful off-gassing.
- Be sure that your house is well-drained and has an un-sealed foundation.
- Stop insects by sealing gaps, cracks, and leaks. Be sure to properly store food items and keep them out of the way for any period of time.
When to Contact McKinney's Best AC & Heating Repair LLC?
If you’ve experienced any of these issues, Please call McKinney’s Best AC & Heating Repair by Abundant Air LLC to set up a quick review of your home’s air quality today:
- Allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues
- Colds, sore throats, and/or the flu
- Memory loss dizziness, fatigue, or depression