Indoor Air Quality Problems that Every Homeowner Should Know

Indoor Air Quality Problems that Every Homeowner Should Know

If you think the air inside your home is cleaner than the air that is outside, think again. Recent studies have shown that indoor air quality is often poorer than the quality of outside air. That is because airborne contaminants in your home will find their way into every room through the ductwork of your HVAC system.

There are many reasons why indoor air quality drops in your home. Here are some of them:

  • Radon and carbon monoxide – These gases are hard to detect because of their characteristics. Both are invisible, odorless and colorless, earning them a reputation as silent killers. Carbon monoxide comes from gas-operated equipment and items such as gas ranges, heaters, generators, and your car. Radon, on the other hand, comes from the earth and can be released into your home via the rocks, soil, and groundwater underneath your house.
  • Fumes from household cleaners – Keeping your house constantly clean is admirable because it makes your home feel more comfortable. What you might not be aware of is that some of your household cleaning solutions can actually affect the quality of the air inside your home. Some of these cleaners have ingredients that can trigger respiratory ailments after the substance has evaporated and its fumes are in the air.
  • Formaldehyde in wood furniture – Another common chemical in your home is formaldehyde, which is a dangerous substance that is found in wooden furniture and wooden components used to build your home. These fumes are often released a few years after the wood has been treated.

What to Do When Indoor Air Quality in Your Home Deteriorates

When you suspect that your home in Phoenix, AZ has poor indoor air quality, count on Cooley’s Comfort to address the situation ASAP.  We offer a Healthy Home Service that identifies the contaminants in your home’s air and gives our specialists the data needed to advise you on procedures worth adopting to create a healthier home environment.

Some of the recommendations our team will give you for better indoor air quality include duct sealing, duct cleaning, and routine maintenance of your HVAC system. If you need help with improving your home’s indoor air quality, don’t hesitate to contact us online or give us a call at 602-786-5459. We will gladly send someone over for an evaluation and a free estimate.