How Dirty is the Air in Your House?

Posted by Ohio Heating

Mar 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Opening your windows and letting in some fresh air is a good idea after a long winter. Dirty indoor air cleaner air is present even inside the cleanest homes. You may even be contributing to the problem and not even know it.

Cleaning products are some of the biggest contributors to toxic indoor air. Household cleaners are often made with chemicals that can release toxic fumes into the air in the form of VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

Your family can feel ill from these toxins. They can cause headaches, nausea, and other ailments. If you have small children or babies in your home you should be extra careful as they are even more susceptible to these chemicals. You should always clean with the windows open or use all natural products if the windows are closed.

Cooking is a major contributor to dirty indoor air. Using a range hood fan with the window cracked while you cook, can eliminate most of the harmful fumes from your kitchen and pull in fresh air. 

You may decide you want to eliminate cooking odors or pet odors, but be careful how you do it. Many people don't realize that air fresheners and scented candles also contain harmful carcinogens. Get rid of odors by using homemade potpourri, natural, unscented candles or crack a window when you use candles to allow fresh air in and fumes out.

Removing dust, allergens and odors can make a huge difference in the health and the quality of your family's life. The EPA reports that indoor air quality can be 100 times worse than outside air. This is usually from airborne pollutants such as dust, pollen, dirt, mold spores and dander.

Today's homes are constructed tighter than ever trapping stale indoor air and pollutants. Proper filtration cleans the air in your entire home. A whole-home air purifier treats 100% of the air flowing through your system before it circulates, to remove bacteria, viruses, pollen and mold from the air.

Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning is a company that is not only a leader in heating and cooling systems, but in providing our customers the highest quality of indoor air.  Our indoor air experts can diagnose and help you solve any indoor air quality issues you may have. 

We service all makes and models of air cleaners and ultra violet air purifiers. 


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