MOST COMMON INDOOR AIR POLLUTANTS

Most Americans, about 87% of homeowners, are not aware that indoor pollution sometimes is worse than outdoor air pollution. Read on to find out the most common air pollutants that are found in many Florida homes.

Dust is probably the most common pollutant in homes.  Dust can wreak havoc on your allergies. An average 6-bedroom home can produce 40 pounds of dust per year!  We recommend dusting regularly and getting an air filter with a high MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating.  A good quality air filter will help filter out dust and help with indoor air quality. 

Secondly, be aware of particulates–tiny particles of soot and other materials that float indoors.  Particulates include dirt, fibers, dust, and tobacco smoke particles.  The smaller the particles, the longer they will stay in the air, especially when inside the home.  Again, a good quality air filter can help alleviate these.

Humidity in Florida is something you can’t get away from.  If your home is experiencing humid conditions, not only is mold probably going to be a factor, but humidity will cause dust mite populations to increase and you may even experience other insect problems in your home, which all lead to allergy and poor indoor air quality.  Make sure your home is at the ideal humidity level to prevent mold, dust mites, and other insects. 

Living in Florida, you are going to experience some bugs inside your home, and if you’re spraying for these bugs the chemicals that are used can also cause poor indoor air quality.  These fumes can hang around your home long after the bugs are gone.

Contact Haines AC in Bonita Springs for a complete indoor air quality audit.  We can take you through choosing the right air filter or air purifier for your home.

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