5 Indoor Contaminants Affecting Your Health
The spread of germs and viruses are most common to impact our region from October through May when the cold and flu cases are most prevalent. With a majority of months affected by the heightened risk of illnesses, it's important to practice proper preventative measures to help best avoid the health concerns that this season will yield.
So, what can you do to help keep your home healthy?
While there are obvious hygiene and home cleaning routines to live by, you may also consider exploring indoor air quality products and services that can help boost your home's healthy air all year long.
Learn more about the contaminants that live in your home that may contribute to your health and how you can help alleviate the effects of these pollutants with clean air solutions.
Germs & Viruses
While in no way do we have the answer to warding off a number of illnesses entirely, such as the flu or coronavirus, we can tell you that there are preventative measures you can take with your indoor air. An electronic air cleaner and/or UV lights can help purify the air flowing through your HVAC system. Because this season produces low humidity levels, which have been known to facilitate the spread of infectious particles, you may also want to consider adding a whole-home humidifier to your furnace to help boost moisture in the air and assist your health during cold and flu season.
Allergies are common during spring and fall, whether from indoor and outdoor triggers. The most common triggers are trees, grass and weed pollen, mold spores, dust mites, and pet/animal dander. To help alleviate your allergies no matter the season, consider upgrading your furnace filter to an electronic air cleaner, which can help to remove harmful allergens and treat the air that is circulated through your home.
Bacteria & Mold
Bacteria and mold in the home can affect your breathing, also aiding in asthma and allergies. Mold can commonly be found in bathrooms, basements, and other moist areas of the home. Mold spores can irritate your skin, eyes, nose, and throat, causing you discomfort in your home. Having proper ventilation in these damp areas of the home and operating a properly working air conditioner will help with mold in the home. In addition, a Perfect Air Plus (a customer favorite) would be a great addition to your home, as it cleans indoor air and assists in the removal of airborne bacteria and mold spores.
Usually found on fabrics that are used on a daily basis, like bedding, carpets, and upholstered furniture, dust mites are the number one leading cause of allergies in children. While dust can't be completely eliminated, you can help rid your home of dust mites by getting an HVAC duct cleaning. A thorough cleaning and sanitization of your home's ductwork helps to free your indoor air of dust and other debris that can be recirculated throughout the home.
Anyone who has a pet knows that they can shed their fur, but did you know that they leave behind dead skin cells as well? Pet dander can cause allergies and sinus/respiratory irritations for your family and guests in your home. Consider an upgraded air filtration system to help your HVAC system circulate cleaner air or even a whole-home duct cleaning to assist in the removal of the pet dander that has settled within your ducts.
Ready to start breathing cleaner indoor air at home? Call on the team at Logan Services to help with a number of Indoor Air Quality products or services.
- Trane CleanEffects
- Perfect Air Plus
- UV Lights
- Whole-Home Humidifier
- Duct Cleaning
We welcome new and existing customers alike to try our clean air solutions! Consider asking about our IAQ products when scheduling your Tune-Up - our team is happy to assist you with total home comfort!