How Do I Improve My Home's Air Quality?
Common Indoor Air Pollutants
Air pollution is often thought of as occurring outside, however, it is becoming more and more of a problem inside our homes, where people can spend up to 90% of their day. We value you and your family's health and the best way to maintain the health of your home is to be informed.
Here are the most common indoor air pollutants:
Radon & Carbon Monoxide Gases
- Both odorless and colorless gases produced by the breakdown of Earth materials, can be toxic and even deadly when exposed to.
- Because the contents of tobacco aren't completely burned, the person inhaling secondhand smoke breathes in over 4,700 chemicals, which can cause similar effects to firsthand smoking.
- Because these products can be toxic, it is important to not inhale or ingest them. In high doses, they can cause birth defects and brain damage.
Asbestos & Lead
- Even though they are banned substances, they are still found in some buildings and houses. The particles can become airborne and enter the lungs, possibly causing severe lung issues.
Mold & Pollen
- Hazardous molds and pollens can cause severe allergic reactions to those that suffer with allergies such as asthma attacks. In America, 26% of people suffer from allergies; even more reason to get better air filters!
Other Causes of Indoor Pollution
Sometimes there are smaller things that attribute to a lesser indoor air quality in your home:
- Dirty air filters can prohibit clean air from being filtered into a home, meaning dirt, dust, mold, and other hazardous particles are floating around inside your house and increase allergy symptoms. It is advised to replace your furnace filters every three months when you use Filter Guy furnace filters.
- Not cleaning surfaces regularly can cause dust to build up on low traffic areas of your home. This is an asthma attack waiting to happen and can even cause irritations in those who don't have asthma. We recommend using a microfiber cloth to dust surfaces and a vacuum with a higher grade filter that traps particles that others would miss.
Symptoms of Indoor Air Pollution
Here is a small list of symptoms that are linked to pollution inside your home:
- Dryness and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and skin
- Shortness of Breath
- Hypersensitivity and Allergies
- Sinus Conjestion
- Coughing and Sneezing
How to Improve Your Home's Air Quality
Before panicking, there are easy ways to make the air you breathe inside your home better:
- Test for normal gas levels inside your home
- Keep your home smoke-free
- Ventilate your home often to get rid of hazardous particles
- Prevent mold by using our Premium Filter, which has an antimicrobial treatment designed to keep moisture and mold out of your home
- Add a door mat to your entryway to reduce the pollen and hazardous particles from entering your home
- Don't use your gas stove to heat your house
We Sell Clean Air
At Filter Guy, your home's air is our priority. We have several easy solutions that can help you breathe easier in your own home and improve your home's air quality.
- Premium Filter: Filters out dirt, mold, dust, pollen, and other hazardous particle from largest to smallest. Our filters are EPA registered meaning you can rely on our antimicrobial treatment to stop mold and moisture in its tracks.
- Carbon Odor Defense Filter: If your home has a smoky odor from secondhand smoke, this filter can help eliminate it.
- 4" High Capacity Filter: Although this cardboard filter doesn't have the same stacked media frame and gasket design as our other filters, it still performs at a high quality to filter out hazardous particles and creating clean air in your home.
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