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5 Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants

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5 Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants and How Your HVAC System Can Help Control Them

Indoor air quality is a significant concern for homeowners and poor air quality can contribute to various health issues and discomfort. An efficient HVAC system can play a crucial role in controlling indoor pollutants. This article will discuss the five most common indoor air pollutants and how you can use your HVAC system to control them.

  1. Dust particles: Dust and airborne particles can trigger allergies and respiratory problems. Regularly changing air filters in your HVAC system can help trap dust particles and prevent them from circulating in your home.
  2. Pet dander: If you have furry friends at home, pet dander can be a significant source of indoor air pollution. Regular vacuuming and grooming your pets can help reduce the amount of pet dander in the air. High-quality air filters can capture pet dander and prevent it from spreading throughout your home.
  3. Pollen: Pollen is a common allergen and can enter your home through open windows and doors. Your HVAC system can help filter out pollen using a specialized filter. Regular HVAC system maintenance – including cleaning the outdoor unit – can also prevent pollen from entering your home.
  4. Bacteria & Viruses: While no system can provide 100% protection against viruses and bacteria such as the Flu, Covid 19 and Staph (Mersa), high quality air purifiers such as the Trane CleanEffects and REME Halo purifiers can neutralize close to 99% these indoor contaminants.
  5. Mold and mildew: Excessive moisture in your home can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, which can negatively impact air quality. Proper ventilation and humidity control (learn about humidity control here) provided by your HVAC system can help prevent mold and mildew growth. Regular HVAC system inspections and maintenance can also detect and address any moisture issues.

Effectively utilizing your HVAC system can significantly improve indoor air quality and create a healthier living environment for you and your family. If you have concerns about indoor air quality or need assistance with your HVAC system, contact a qualified HVAC expert.

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