In the last several years, indoor air quality has become a hot topic among many Palm Beach Gardens, FL homeowners. With the Environmental Protection Agency naming poor indoor air quality a top public health hazard, it’s not hard to see why. Fortunately, being well-informed is a great first step toward protecting your family and alleviating the most common indoor air quality concerns.
Health and Wellness Risks
Breathing polluted air is risky in any setting, but poor air quality is especially hazardous in an enclosed indoor environment. Even short-term exposure can potentially trigger allergies and asthma attacks, irritate your eyes and respiratory tract and make you feel ill. Prolonged exposure to poor air quality in your home can lead to chronic, life-threatening illnesses, and serious mental health problems. Biological pollutants are particularly concerning for South Florida residents. The region’s warm, humid climate offers an ideal breeding ground for mold colonies, dust mites, and other living hazards.
Climate Control Problems
A home filled with airborne pollutants is obviously bad for your health, but it’s not much better for your HVAC system. High concentrations of particulate matter can quickly overwhelm most air filters, restricting airflow and leading to poor performance. Airborne particulates also tend to accumulate on air vents, HVAC components and the inner surfaces of air ducts. If these surfaces aren’t cleaned periodically, they can contribute to the pollution problem and make your air quality even worse.
Unpleasant Environmental Effects
Most people understandably focus on the health risks associated with indoor air pollution, but it can also cause other problems. Many particulates and biological contaminants can cause rather unpleasant odors to spread throughout your home. Heavy particle pollution can also produce a lot of settling dust, making it difficult to keep your home looking clean. Simple filtration often can’t resolve these issues, but an HVAC expert can help you find effective solutions.
Airborne pollution is a real concern for many South Florida residents, but it’s not an unsolvable problem. At E·D·S Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we have the expertise and high-quality air sanitizer products to meet all your air quality needs.