Many homeowners are concerned about the quality of their indoor air. Southern California has some of the worst air pollution in the United States, and indoor air pollution can be even worse than outdoor. Most people spend up to 90-percent of their time indoors, making it even more important that indoor air pollution levels be kept as low as possible.
Common Causes of Indoor Air Pollution
Toxic ingredients in your soaps, cleaning supplies, insect repellants, and other household chemicals contribute to indoor air pollution.
Mold can cause allergic reactions to severe respiratory distress. Luckily this isn’t a big problem in the Coachella Valley, however damp conditions in a bathroom or laundry room can foster a moldy environment.
This odorless, colorless gas can actually kill humans if too much is inhaled. A malfunctioning furnace is a culprit in elevated CO levels.
Smoking indoors, burning incense and lighting paraffin candles.
Lack of Ventilation
Newer homes are airtight, which means that pollutants can’t get out.
Filters collect dust and other debris. However, they can only handle so much. Make sure you regularly change your filters!
Ductwork can build up dirt over time. When remodeling a house, make sure you change out the ductwork.
Available Options to Keep Indoor Air Pollution Out
Change your filters regularly! At Earl’s Air Conditioning, our technicians will always check the status of your air filters during a service call and change them out when needed.
Get the particles before they enter your system. These are a cheap, effective choice to prolong the life of your system.
Air Duct Cleaning
Get your air duct system professionally cleaned. Like everything, our AC units need regular maintenance to keep them running in the best possible condition.
Air Duct Sealing
Sealing your ducts help keep particles out of your unit in the first place.