Common Indoor Air Pollutants - Heating Specialties

Common Indoor Air Pollutants

What’s scarier than ghosts and goblins? The indoor pollutants lurking in the air your family breathes every day at home! We’re identifying some of the most common indoor air pollutants, as well as ways that the experts at Heating Specialties can help improve your New Jersey home’s air quality. With the help of our professional solutions, we’ll have your family breathing easier again in no time.

Dust, dander and bacteria

Probably the most common air pollutant in your home is the naturally occurring dust that comes with everyday living. If you have a pet, their dander or saliva may also increase respiratory problems at home. Every day that you venture outside of your home, you are bringing back viruses and bacteria. And if you have a spot with excessive moisture (such as an unvented bathroom), you could have a breeding ground for mold or mildew, too.

The indoor air quality service (IAQ) at Heating Specialties can help improve the quality of the air your family is breathing. Because we insulate our homes more these days, it is more demanding for air to escape and fresh air to cycle in. This is great for energy efficiency but not so great for air quality. Thankfully, we can install a new air cleaner or purifier to help.

Radon or carbon monoxide

One of the scariest indoor air pollutants is odorless gas because it is challenging to detect. Carbon monoxide is an odorless and dangerous gas released with the burning of fossil fuels. Radon is another odorless and tasteless gas but radioactive and can become trapped indoors and lead to cancer.

Carbon monoxide detectors are essential to have installed within your home, and radon testing is available if you have concerns over health issues. The spread of radon or carbon monoxide in your home can be mitigated through increased ventilation, provided by the IAQ experts at Heating Specialties.

Asbestos or formaldehyde

Before we knew better, many harmful chemicals and fibers were typically used in construction materials and household products, such as asbestos or formaldehyde. Asbestos was used as insulation, causing health issues like lung disease or mesothelioma if you have a home built before the ’80s. And formaldehyde has long been used in insulation, glues, paints, and resin on wood products.

If anyone in your household is suffering from frequent illness or respiratory difficulties, speak with the air quality professionals at Heating Specialties for an in-home consultation. We will diagnose your home and help you pick the right IAQ product to solve your air-quality problems.

VOCs from cleaning products

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are gases emitted from standard household products like cleaning sprays, disinfectants, paints, and even air fresheners! That’s right; just when you thought you were cleaning and freshening the air, you could be introducing even more chemicals into your family’s home.

In addition to DIY fixes like frequent cleaning, using products with low or no VOC content, and changing your air filter regularly, you can also take advantage of the professional answers from Heating Specialties.

Our technological HVAC solutions include mechanical air-filtration systems, air cleaners and purifiers, UV germicidal lights, and ionization devices. These are all specially designed to get your home’s air clean and breathable again quickly. Call us today at (866) 923-2653 or schedule your in-home consultation online.

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