Your home is dirtier than you think — or at least the air inside of it. Some signs you have poor indoor air quality include headaches, dizziness, congestion, respiratory disease and other health issues you may not even notice. Below are five of the most common IAQ threats to your Port Charlotte, FL, home.

Biological Air Contaminants

The EPA states that indoor air quality pollution inside the home is often two to five times worse than outdoor air. As such, it makes sense to take the quality of your indoor air seriously. Biological air contaminants include pathogens, viruses and bacteria. It’s important to act immediately if you suspect you have biological contaminants impacting your IAQ.

Dirty Ducts

Vacuuming or sweeping your home regularly cuts down on the amount of dust, dirt, pet hair and pet dander in your indoor air. But your ducts accumulate contaminants and particulates that not only restrict airflow but impact your indoor air quality and health. While you can schedule a professional to clean your ducts regularly and perform maintenance, another option many people turn to is to install a ductless mini-split. As a result, you won’t have to deal with dirty ducts ever again.

Volatile Organic compounds

Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are gases or fumes emitted from solids or liquids. Examples of VOCs include radon, carbon monoxide, paint thinner, paint, aerosol sprays, tobacco smoke or even room deodorizers. Some ways you can mitigate these threats is to ensure proper ventilation or make sure you have the needed radon and carbon monoxide detectors.

Don’t let poor indoor air quality affect your health or your HVAC system’s efficiency. Contact Executive Cooling and Heating today to explore our indoor air quality solutions. We look forward to improving your quality of life.

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