Home Tips For Good Air Quality
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Protecting your family and home—when evaluating what can be done in your home to improve the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), a particulate filter with a MERV rating of 10 should be the minimum considered. A MERV 10 filter will capture dust, pollen, and many other debris types. In addition, a product to eliminate virus, mold spores, bacteria, as well as VOCs (cooking odors, formaldehyde, pet odors, etc.) should always be included. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Poor indoor air quality (pollution) can bother your eyes, nose, and throat. It can also lead to chronic heart and lung problems and cancer.
- Air pollution in the home can come from:
- Wood Smoke
- Tobacco Smoke
- Gas-burning Furnaces
- Gas-burning appliances
- Radon Gas
Home air pollution can be made worse by poor ventilation, high heat, and high humidity.
There are many chronic problems that stem from poor indoor air quality. One being asthma — asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing. Asthma can be controlled by taking medicine and avoiding the triggers that can cause an attack. You must also remove the triggers in your environment that can make your asthma worse. Carbon-Monoxide Poisoning—Carbon monoxide (CO), an odorless, colorless gas, which can cause sudden illness and death, is produced any time a fossil fuel is burned. CDC works with national, state, local, and other partners to raise awareness about CO poisoning and to monitor CO-related illness and death in the U.S. Mold–Microbial pollution is a key element of indoor air pollution. It is caused by hundreds of species of bacteria and fungi, in particular filamentous fungi (mould), growing indoors when sufficient moisture is available. Studies show that the most important effects are increased prevalence of respiratory symptoms, allergies and asthma as well as perturbation of the immunological system. According to the World Health Organization—(WHO)–the most important means for avoiding adverse health effects is the prevention (or minimization) of persistent dampness and microbial growth on interior surfaces and in building structures. Healthy indoor air is recognized as a basic right. People spend a large part of their time each day indoors: in homes, offices, schools, health care facilities, or other private or public buildings. The quality of the air they breathe in those buildings is an important determinant of their health and well-being. The inadequate control of indoor air quality therefore creates a considerable health burden.
There is help for your indoor air quality. Connell’s markets the Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) 2400—a patent pending technology that has been 3rd party tested and proven to reduce or eliminate virus, bacteria, mold, allergens, dust, smoke, and odors by producing positive and negative ions (cold plasma) in the air stream which treats the inside of the air conditioning equipment, and duct work. It then enters and purifies the entire home when the fan is running. In order to protect your family and your home, the use of a particulate filter with a MERV rating of 10 should be the minimum considered. A MERV 10 filter will capture dust, pollen, and many other debris types. In addition, a product to eliminate virus, mold spores, bacteria, as well as VOCs (cooking odors, formaldehyde, pet odors, etc.) should always be included. GPS products provide VOC and pathogen control, are easily installed by our trained technicians, and require very little maintenance and they won’t be a drain on your pocketbook for years to come since there are never any replacement parts required. GPS products have passed the UL 867 Ozone Chamber Test, which is the standard to look for when considering a new IAQ product for your home. Call Connell’s (insert link) to schedule an appointment for your indoor air quality solution.