Indoor Air Quality and Respiratory Health

April 17, 2020

Grass and tree pollen are causing many people in Dexter, MO, to suffer from sniffles, congestion and sneezes. Colds, influenza and COVID-19 infections are also making people sick. Indoor air pollutants also cause respiratory problems, including nasal congestion and irritation, coughing, excessive mucus production and chest tightness. Fortunately, there are actions you can take in order to enjoy better indoor air quality and breathing.

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Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality

There are many possible causes of poor indoor air quality that could affect your home. A tight building envelope is good for avoiding air leaks, but it also traps pollutants inside. Inadequate ventilation also keeps pollutants stuck within your home. Fabrics and wood treated with sealants, flame retardants and stain guards may release gases that affect your respiratory health. Mold spores, pollen that gets brought indoors, radon, tobacco smoke, dust and pet dander all contribute to poor indoor air quality.

How to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution

When cooking or cleaning, use your home’s exhaust fans. Fix any leaks, which will reduce mold growth. Prohibit smoking and burning of candles or wood in your home. When engaging in hobbies, such as painting, woodworking or scrapbooking, use low-VOC adhesives, sealants and paints. Allow furniture, fabric and plastics to off-gas before you bring them into your home.

Indoor Air Quality Products

Our technicians at Carlos Warren & Son offer a range of indoor air quality solutions for your Dexter home. We install whole-home dehumidifiers for optimal humidity control. We can also replace your HVAC system’s filter. We install quality air purification systems that work with your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. These systems purify, filter and sterilize your home’s air, eliminating bacteria, viruses, mold, pollen, dust and pet dander.

At Carlos Warren & Son, we also offer maintenance plans, repair services and installations of heating and cooling systems. Additionally, our technicians provide programmable thermostat installations and energy-efficiency tips for homes in Dexter, MO, and the surrounding areas. For more details about how indoor air quality affects your respiratory health, call us at Carlos Warren & Son.

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