Winter is almost over. You've been cooped up in your house all season with the windows down, the doors closed, and little to no ventilation. The air you're breathing could hardly be characterized as 'fresh.' It's probably time for an indoor air quality test from Furnace Doctors. Below are some compelling reasons why an indoor quality test after winter is a smart idea.

 

Pollutants Around the Home

The list of pollutants that circulate through your home during the cold season is endless. Even if you keep your furnace clean, there are other sources of pollutants. Examples may include:

 

●        Burning wood from stoves or fireplaces

●        Combustible gases or fumes from appliances

●        Building materials or insulation

●        Household cleaning and maintenance products

●        Chemicals such as paint, varnish, or aerosols

 

Natural Pollutants & Contaminants

In addition to chemicals and other fumes, your house can also be a haven for natural pollutants. In many ways, these can affect your health as much as the list above. Some of the examples include:

 

Mold. A common misconception about mold is that it doesn't grow in the winter. A warm house can be the perfect place for mold due to ideal temperatures and any areas where moisture exists. Spores from the mold can lead to respiratory conditions.

 

Pet Dander. Pet hair can build up all over the house and wreak havoc with your sinus and allergies. Dander hides in the furniture, the curtains, in the carpet, and just about everywhere else.

 

Dust Mites. The dust mite population increases, during the winter, due to the warm temperature. Like mold and dander, mites are everywhere. They hang out in upholstered furniture, draperies, carpets, and bedding.

 

Health Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Being trapped in the house all winter long with dirty air can take its toll on your health. If you're suffering from headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and itchy eyes, nose, and throat, it may be time to get the air professionally cleaned. Prolonged exposure to indoor pollution can also aggravate asthma and existing respiratory conditions.

 

The Solution to Dirty Air is Air Filtration

In addition to professional duct cleaning service, Furnace Doctors can also remove virtually all indoor air pollutants so you and your family can breathe easier this upcoming spring. We have a range of air filtration and purification solutions that include ultraviolet (UV) lamps, air filtration systems, HEPA filters, and MERV filters.

 

Contact Furnace Doctors Today for Air Purification

If you suspect that the air inside is affecting your health, we'll give you professional recommendations for how to restore clean, breathable air to your home’s interior. To find out more about the products and services we can provide for you, contact Furnace Doctors today at 651-789-3082, or you message us on our contact page.