Many people are familiar with the well-known indoor air contaminants like carbon monoxide, secondhand smoke and radon that can make your home’s air unhealthy do breathe. But the truth is that the modern home contains all sorts of other contaminants that affect the health of you and your family. Today we’re going to talk about some of the most common indoor air contaminants found in Coachella Valley homes and how can reduce or remove them from your home!

Biological indoor air contaminants

Biological contaminants are those contaminants that occur naturally in the environment. When they are present in your home, they can aid the spreading of illnesses and aggravate symptoms in people who suffer from allergies and asthma. Some of the most common biological indoor air contaminants include:

  • Dust mites
  • Pet dander
  • Mold
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Pollen and other allergens

Chemical indoor air contaminants

Chemical contaminants do not occur naturally, but are rather introduced into our home’s environments by many household products that we use on a daily basis. In the short term, exposure to these contaminants can cause dizziness and nausea, in addition to irritating our eyes and skin. Long term exposure to these contaminants is often more severe and can increase the risk of certain cancers. Some of the most common chemical indoor air contaminants include:

  • Chemical cleaning products
  • Hairsprays and other personal care products
  • Perfumes
  • Pesticides
  • Paints
  • Air fresheners and odor removers

What steps can you take to reduce indoor air contaminants in your home?

One great way to reduce the amount of indoor air contaminants in your home is to buy products that are non-toxic and chemical-free whenever possible. However, many of the contaminants that we listed above are unavoidable. That’s why it’s so important to have a good air filtration system installed in your home.

Hyde’s offers a number of indoor air quality products, including whole house air cleaners, air purifiers, ultraviolet lights, air exchangers and humidifiers. Products like these can remove more than 99 percent of the contaminants in your home’s air, which is a fantastic way to protect your family’s short- and long-term health.

If you have any questions about indoor air contaminants, or if you’d like a cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Hyde’s, your Coachella Valley air conditioning contractor.