Having clean air in your home throughout the year is important. The different kinds of pollutants that can build up in your living space from outside or from indoor factors can wreak havoc on the human respiratory, nervous and cardiovascular systems. However, there are added factors that make indoor air quality particularly important.
Allergens such as pollen from plants, dirt, and dust can accumulate in your home. Every time a door or a window opens, particulates can enter your house and settle on surfaces such as carpeting.
From cigarette smoke to carbon monoxide, burning materials is a source of toxic pollutants. Fireplaces, heaters and other appliances can produce gases that are detrimental to your health. Radon is a dangerous pollutant that is considered a top causes of lung cancer. Although it comes from the soil, we mention it under indoor pollutants because of its hazardous interaction with cigarette smoke. These interactions have been linked to an even greater incidence of lung cancer than either factor on its own.
Most of the gases and other particulates that make their way into your home are more dangerous during the summer. Gases and chemicals are more reactive in hotter temperatures and the summer months provide an environment more conducive for these substances to interact. In the case of radon, summer levels in the soil have been shown to be as much ten times greater than in the winter. Testing for radon is usually done in the winter, potentially giving a skewed picture of just how much of the gas can be found around your home.
It’s important to get a reliable and knowledgeable professional to check your indoor air quality in your living space. If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, contact Air Patrol Air Conditioning in Farmers Branch today. We also service heating and cooling systems.