When we think of air pollution, our mind usually goes to the brown cloud of smog in the sky. But did you know that the air in your home can actually be just as dangerous? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks.
There are two types of air pollutants that can affect the air quality in the home:
Particulate matter is the type of pollutant most people are aware of – things like dust, smoke, pollen and animal dander. Also included in this category are dust mites, molds, bacteria, and viruses.
Gaseous pollutants come from sources such as gas cooking stoves, vehicle exhaust, and tobacco smoke. They also come from the use of household items like adhesives, paints, varnishes, cleaning products and pesticides.
If you’re worried about the quality of air in your home, relax and take a deep breath – there is help available. You can limit your use of gaseous pollutants in the home and you can be diligent about cleaning up after dust and pet dander. Chas Roberts, your Tucson air conditioning specialists, are here to present another option: install an air cleaning device.
To learn more about air purification options for your home, contact the Tucson air conditioner service experts at Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing. To schedule an appointment, visit ChasRoberts.com or call (602) 943-3426 in Phoenix, (520) 618-1884 in Tucson or (505) 264-7257 in New Mexico.