Indoor Air Quality

The average person spends about 90% of their time indoors. And while most people are well aware of the dangers of outdoor air pollution, the threat posed by indoor air pollution is not as widely understood.

At Neighborhood Heating and Air Conditioning, we want to help you understand exactly what the impacts of poor indoor air quality could mean for you and your family. The Environmental Protection Agency recently named indoor air pollution as one of the top five biggest environmental risks to public health in this country. According to that same report, the air inside many homes can be up to 100 times more polluted than the air outside.

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Common Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

  • Chemicals applied to upholstered furniture and pressed-wood products.
  • Chemicals released by new, damp or wet carpeting.
  • Radon and pesticides.
  • Household cleaning products.
  • Fumes from oil or gas combustion in your heating equipment.
  • Deteriorating or poor quality insulation.
  • Smoke from tobacco products.
  • Mold and mildew growth.

It is unfortunate, but true, that your home – your sanctuary – could actually expose you and your family to elevated levels of hazardous pollutants. Depending on the particular make-up of your indoor air, you may be exposing yourself to a whole range of health risks both short and long-term.

How You Can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

You can fight back against indoor air pollution with a variety of high-tech systems:

  • Whole House Air Cleaners: They purify your air and eliminate any airborne pollutants before they have a chance to enter the home and be inhaled.

  • Whole House Humidifiers: These systems distribute humidity and moisture throughout the home, decreasing overall bacteria levels and soothing asthma or allergy-prone respiratory systems.

  • Whole House Ventilation Systems: Ventilation systems ensure that polluted indoor air can be freely replaced with fresh outdoor air, keeping you and your family breathing easy

  • Ultraviolet (UV) Lamps: They improve indoor air quality by destroying airborne particulate contaminants.

While each of these systems will help improve the air quality of your home, the best option for you will depend on your personal preference and the unique challenges of your home.

Take a deep breath—at Neighborhood we are indoor air quality experts and will help you choose, install, and maintain the perfect system to fill your home with clean, pure air. Contact us today!
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