We’re all fairly aware of dangerous air outside. Poor conditions such as smog and smoke can be harmful to inhale. But what about the hazards of inside air pollutants like mold, mildew, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs)? It may be time to give some serious thought to the quality of your inside air.
IAQ (indoor air quality) is something every homeowner should brush up on. Not only are today’s tightly constructed houses ripe breeding grounds for mold, mildew, and bacteria, but we furnish them with manufactured goods that have been shown to release toxic chemicals into the surrounding environment.
Just recently, in fact, a leading hardwood flooring company came under fire for selling laminate products containing high levels of formaldehyde, a chemical known to cause cancer. While this case is extreme, items we use every day like paints, nail polish removers, and oven cleaners can also do damage to our health by introducing VOCs into our indoor air supply.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to combat poor indoor air quality. Air purification devices are available that can effectively clean the air inside your home, minimizing the presence of fungus, VOCs, and other nasty contaminants.
Nowadays, it’s important to ensure the safety of your IAQ with an air filtration system that works in tandem with your heating and cooling equipment. To purify the air in your Katy-area residence, contact the HVAC pros at DD Mechanical Services. We know all about the dangers of poor IAQ, and we’re ready to help!