Indoor air contaminants are pollutants that effect the air quality in your home. In large quantities, these contaminants are bad for your health. They can cause everything from allergies to organ damage. So what are indoor air contaminants?

Dust

Dust builds up in the air when homeowners don’t change filters regularly. Those with allergies know how aggravating that dust can be. Help prevent and lessen the effect of allergies by regularly changing your air filter.

Moisture

Excess amounts of moisture in the air cause mold, mildew and dust in your home. That means allergies, allergies, allergies! Prevent uncomfortable runny noses, red eyes, and sneezing with an air filter that protects from excess moisture.

Combustion Products

Combustion Products are used by gas-powered appliances. Your homes dryer, furnace, stove, and water heater use combustion products to function. These products enter the air in your home when you use these appliances. Combustion products can be fatal when not properly ventilated because they contain CO2.

VOCs

VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are a byproduct of the manufacturing and construction industries. They are the result of pesticide and formaldehyde use. In large quantities, they can cause headaches, nausea, and damage to the kidneys and liver.

Radon

Radon is a gas that could seep through the soil and into your home. It is fine in small amounts, but dangerous in large quantities. It is the leading cause of lung cancer and should be taken very seriously.

Protect Yourself from Indoor Air Contaminants

You can protect yourself from indoor air contaminants by replacing air filters and having your HVAC system inspected regularly. Orbit has a team of HVAC experts that can help protect you from indoor air contaminants! We are dedicated to making sure your air is healthy and safe. Contact us today to learn more about how to protect yourself and your family!