Indoor Air Pollution Due to Common Household Products
Posted: February 9, 2021
Air pollution is a well-discussed topic we hear of often. While the outdoor air pollution topic is vitally important, indoor air pollution is frequently overlooked by many. Interestingly enough, indoor levels of pollutants can be two to five times higher inside your Melbourne, Florida home than outdoor levels. Household products you may be using daily are the leading contributors to indoor air pollution and thus, poor indoor air quality.
The number of household products that contribute to indoor air pollution are vast. Think anything from paint to cleaning supplies and even personal care products (like hair spray and deodorant for example). These products contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which are emitted as microscopic gases from specific liquids or solids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals which can have adverse health effects ranging from short to long term illness.
Household Products that Contain VOCs
- Disinfectants & Cleaning Solutions
- Aerosol Products
- Candles / Air Fresheners
- Shampoo / Deodorant
- Laundry Detergents
- Glues / Paints
- Many More
Possible Adverse Health Effects
- Asthma / Respiratory Illness
- Nose / Throat Irritation
- Damage to Central Nervous System
- Damage to Liver, Kidneys, Heart
- Allergic Reactions
What Can You Do About Your Indoor Air Quality?
Fortunately, with the help of the Brevard Cooling team there are steps you can take to make the air inside your home not only cleaner but healthier as well! Above all, our technicians always recommend regular maintenance, which is a great way to catch any minor issues before they become major and will assist with prolonging the life of your unit.
To improve indoor air quality and keep it fresh, be sure to regularly change out the filters on your unit and if you don’t already have a high-output UVC lamp in your unit, you need one! The high-output UVC lamps offered here at Brevard Cooling are truly the best available to the residential market. Our lamps offer the highest kill-rates for bacteria and viruses when compared to other brands.
In addition to the above, our Polarized Media Electronic Air Cleaners are another great product to boost your defenses against poor indoor air quality. The air cleaner works by emitting a safe, 24-volt current to create a polarized electric field in the ductwork. When microscopic airborne particles pass through the field, they will adhere to the media, which stops the particles in their tracks and keeps them out of the air circulating through your Melbourne, Florida home. The air cleaners are easily installed into the existing filter tracks, which saves you money on costly add-ons or modifications.
Allow us to help you improve the air quality in your home today. If you have any questions about any of our products or services don’t hesitate to contact us. Estimates on HVAC system upgrades are free! As always, our team and technicians look forward to serving you.