July 21, 2020
5 Things You Never Knew About Indoor Air Quality
And Quick Ways to Fix Issues So You Can Breathe Better!
OK, quick PSA: Just because you can’t see something doesn’t mean it’s not there. For instance, did you know that, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, your indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air? Yep. It’s true.
Even though you can’t see your home’s indoor pollutants, they are always there—floating through the air. And it’s strange to think that, with all the car exhaust and fumes blowing around outdoors, it’s your indoor air quality that can still be more dangerous. But it can!
Fortunately, at Buehler, we have quite a bit of experience with freshening up indoor air in the homes of Jacksonville residents. We offer a wide variety of indoor air quality services and products that can keep your home clean and fresh. But just in case you don’t believe us about the dangers of indoor air quality, we’ve put together a list of five things you probably never knew!
Know Your IAQ Facts and Clean Up Your Air!
Believe it or not, there are things you might be doing inside your home that are contributing to poor air quality. As they say, a little knowledge goes a long way. Here, we list some things you may not be aware of. Later on, we’ll offer some ways you can improve your air!
- Air fresheners can be poisonous. Air fresheners contain chemicals that have been shown to aggravate asthma symptoms and even upset hormone function in babies and toddlers.
- Candles are big pollutants. Scented candles smell great, but they’re not a great option when it comes to your health. Candles release their own set of contaminants, including chemicals that are known carcinogens. If you want a fresh smelling home, invest in an air filtration system or burn soy candles (which are non-toxic and burn cleaner).
- Carpets and furniture are to blame, too.
Did you know that furniture, upholstery, carpet and carpet padding release chemicals known as PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) into the air? Many of these chemicals are used as flame retardants, but they can make their way into your air space—greatly affecting your indoor air quality, your breathing and your health.
- Deaths are linked to indoor air pollution each year.
According to 2020 research, between 90,000 and 360,000 deaths each year are linked to indoor air pollution! That statistic alone is enough to scare any homeowner.
- We are all at risk.
The Environmental Protection Agency lists indoor air quality as a top-five environmental health risk.
Healthy Comfort Solutions That Work
So, what’s a homeowner to do? How can you improve your indoor environment? First of all, don’t panic. There are solutions to conquering indoor air pollution and increasing the freshness inside your home. You just need to let Buehler help! Our team can install an array of air filtration systems in your home to help keep your family safe.
Energy recovery ventilators (ERV systems)
These systems are installed directly into your ductwork. They utilize fans to push dirty, stale air outdoors while simultaneously pulling fresh air inside—without ever having to open your windows!
High levels of humidity in your home can make you sick. By installing a whole-house dehumidifier, you can control the amount of humidity inside your home and greatly improve your air!
Air filters & air purifiers
Air filters can be installed directly into your air ducts and filter out dust, dander, dirt, pollen and more. Air purifiers clean the air by eliminating bacteria, mold and viruses.
Call Today for Cleaner Air Tomorrow!
If you have questions about your indoor air quality, give us a call. Our team of IAQ specialists can evaluate your home and recommend the best type of air filtration system for your home’s specific needs. Reach out to us today at 904.674.8151.Read Previous Article Read Next Article