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Maintaining good indoor air quality in your Riverside, California, home should be one of your top priorities, especially if you have family members that suffer from asthma or allergies. To help your family breathe a little easier, it is crucial to know the common indoor pollutants and how to remedy them in your home.

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is an invisible and odorless gas that is the result of the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels. When the body inhales too much carbon monoxide, it prevents your body from being able to use the oxygen it needs for the body to work properly. It can lead to fatigue, headaches, nausea, confusion, rapid heart rate, and even death. You should keep a carbon monoxide detector in your home and make sure that your HVAC system is regularly checked and working safely.

Smoke

Secondhand smoke in the home is one of the largest and most dangerous home pollutants. It can lead to irritation of the mouth, throat, and nose, and lead to long-term respiratory conditions. If you have family members with asthma, it can significantly exacerbate symptoms. You should always require that smoking be done outside of the home.

VOCs

Volatile organic compounds are emitted from various cleaning products, office items, and home repair products in your home. They can be found in air fresheners, pesticides, glue, markers, paint, and a variety of household cleaners in varying levels of concentration. High levels of VOCs can lead to respiratory problems, dizziness, nausea, and eye irritation. You can reduce the VOCs in your home by using natural cleaning products, performing remodeling projects outside the house or in well-ventilated areas, and storing substances such as paint and pesticides outside of your home.

Help improve the indoor air quality of your home by reducing the common indoor pollutants listed above. Interested in an air filtration system to improve the indoor air quality in your home? Contact us at 951-373-3784 today. One of our Hush Air Heating & Air Conditioning specialists will find the best solution for your home.

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