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Guide to Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

While you’ve been spending more time inside your home, you’ve probably started noticing a lot more about the functionality of your house. Are you curious about your air quality?

Maybe you have asthma or allergies, and this was already a primary concern. But if you’re like most of us, you probably haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about the air you’re breathing inside your home. At City Air Mechanical, we want you to be breathing cleaner, fresher air during these long winter months and throughout the next year!

Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

Most people think of air pollution as happening outside, not inside your home. But no matter how clean you keep your home sweet home, there’s the potential that harmful particles, fumes and gasses are circulating inside undetected. The actual amount of air pollution inside of homes will vary, depending on the area in which you live. Testing the air quality in your home can provide you with peace of mind, but it might also be a necessary step if you’re experiencing negative health symptoms.

Maintaining quality indoor air is important for both immediate and long-term health. In the short term, exposure to a pollutant can result in headaches, fatigue, nausea, and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. More extended exposure to pollutants could result in more serious health problems such as respiratory disease, heart disease, and cancer.

Do I need an Air Purifier?

While your HVAC system has an air filter built right in, an air purifier is designed to do one job, purify the air by removing finer particles the HVAC filter can’t touch. What exactly remains in the air after it’s filtered by your HVAC system:

1. Dust particles

2. Dust mites

3. Pollen

4. Pet dander

5. Mold/Mildew

6. VOCs

7. Virus and Bacteria particulate

If you’re anything like me, that list has made you uncomfortable, especially if anyone in your family has respiratory health concerns. Your HVAC filter simply isn’t enough to purify the air completely. An air purifier utilizes a stronger, denser filter along with ion technology in some models to remove a wide variety of particulate from the air. The result is fresher, cleaner air that not only supports your health but can help to neutralize odor as well.

Are you ready to Experience Cleaner Air?

Talk to the experts at City Air Mechanical to learn more about your air purification options. Older home or newer home, we can help you feel better about the quality of your indoor air. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

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