Protect Your Family Against the Dangers of Indoor Air Pollution

As a homeowner, you should know there are a number of pollutants that negatively impact your indoor air quality and aggravate many health conditions. As you begin to close up your house for cooler weather this fall, consider the impact of polluted air on your family. The most common symptoms of poor indoor air are:

  • Dry eyes, headaches and nasal congestion
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Asthma and respiratory complications

Health-Threatening Indoor Air Pollutants

Norman Woolley, President of Woolley Home Solutions in Maplewood reminds his customers of the many different types of pollutants found in the home, including:

  • Deadly and carcinogenic gases such as carbon monoxide, radon and formaldehyde
  • Secondhand tobacco smoke
  • Bacteria and viruses
  • Pollen, animal dander and dust mite particles

“The health impact of these different pollutants varies greatly, from mild discomfort to life-threatening,” said Norman Woolley. “Fortunately, there are many ways to improve the air in your family’s home.”

How to Improve Air Quality This Fall

Some habits in the home that can reduce a family’s exposure to poor indoor quality are keeping doors and windows shut, improving ventilation and keeping the house clean.

The best way to remove particles and pollutants from the air is with a whole-home air purifier that removes these particulates from every room of the house, such as the Aprilaire Model 5000. Especially for those with allergy and asthma symptoms, an air purifier can provide significant relief.

Removing Dangerous Gases and Volatile Organic Compounds

While an air purifier can trap the particulates that impact a family’s health, removing invisible but deadly gases requires whole-home ventilation.

“The concentration of polluted air in the home can be up to 10 times greater than the levels outside, so bringing in fresh air is essential to a family’s health,” said Norman Woolley. “Aprilaire offers two solutions for homeowners to exchange the stale and polluted air in their homes: an ERV (energy recovery ventilator) and a ventilation control system.”

ERVs also improve energy efficiency by ensuring air brought into the house is not too cold or too hot.

Woolley Home Solutions is a local HVAC business specializing in Indoor Air Comfort. For more information call Woolley Home Solutions at (973)762-7400