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Just How Polluted Is My Indoor Air?

While the air in your home may seem clean, the truth is there are many hidden pollutants lingering there. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), breathing this indoor air pollution can lead to health effects that may be experienced immediately or even years after exposure. At ComfortAire Heating Cooling Fireplaces, we want to help you prevent those issues. Below, we’re sharing what you need to know about your indoor air–and how to keep it clean. Call us with questions–we’re here to help.

What Are Some Common Indoor Air Pollutants?

The EPA estimates that indoor air is two to five times more polluted than the air outdoors. This is a problem considering Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time inside.

The agency also lists 13 common indoor air pollutants that could be found in your home, school, and office buildings. Depending on how many there are, they can significantly affect the health and comfort of you and your family:

  • Asbestos
  • Biological Pollutants
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • Cookstoves
  • Formaldehyde/Pressed Wood Products
  • Lead (Pb)
  • Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
  • Pesticides
  • Radon (Rn)
  • Indoor Particulate Matter
  • Secondhand Smoke/ Environmental Tobacco Smoke
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Wood Smoke

What Should I Do If I Think My Air Is Polluted?

Worried about indoor air pollution and want to increase the air quality in your home? There are a few different things you can do to clean up your air. First, try one of these five easy ways to improve your air quality right now. The next step is to research some of the indoor air quality services available to you. At ComfortAire, our expert technicians can come to your home and analyze your indoor air quality–and offer customized solutions based on your indoor air pollution concerns

How Can I Remove These Pollutants From My Home Air?

If you suspect your home is highly polluted, an air purifier might be the best choice for you. This system will remove finer particles and pollutants from your air before they make it into your ductwork and air. ComfortAire also offers ventilators, which can remove stale air from your home and replace it with fresh outdoor air. Many ComfortAire customers who didn’t realize they had polluted home air report they are noticeably more comfortable with the installation of these products.

 Let ComfortAire Clean Up the Air Inside Your Home

While you should be concerned about the indoor air quality of your home, there’s no need to panic. The Bryant® experts at ComfortAire are here to help you clean up your indoor air and offer peace of mind when it comes to the health of your family. Simply call us at 715-325-3969 in Wisconsin Rapids or 715-342-0911 in Stevens Point. You can also contact us online. We look forward to assisting you with your indoor air quality needs.