What Are the Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants?

March 9, 2021

Many indoor air pollutants can be commonly found inside homes. It’s usually the case that the air inside a home has far more pollutants than outdoor air. Some common pollutants are dangerous, while others mainly cause allergic reactions. 1. Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide is an invisible gas that results from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels. It can cause you to struggle for enough oxygen. This can make you tired, nauseous, confused, or give you a headache. At a high enough concentration, it can kill you. Every home should have carbon monoxide detectors. They’re especially important in homes with a...

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How Air Pollution Poses Largest Threat to Children

September 13, 2020

Air pollution is bad for all of us. Poor indoor air quality affects your health in many ways — from lack of sleep to poor work performance. Unfortunately, children are among the most affected. It is key to know how air quality affects children and how the impact can be limited. Why Children Are Most Affected by Poor Air Quality Children breathe much more air than adults since their lungs are not fully developed. Their lungs will fully develop during their teenage years. But until then, children will breathe in higher quantities of pollutants than adults. Thus, their ability to...

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How Air Purifiers Can Fight Against Viruses and Bacteria

April 17, 2020

Did you know that the more you stay inside, the higher the chances are of you catching a communicable disease via a pathogen? This is because the air in your Lake Charles home isn’t nearly as clean as you think in most cases. This is especially true with viruses because of their small size. If you are concerned about the health of your family in your house, consider purchasing an air purifier. Air purifiers come in a variety of models to suit the needs of just about any homeowner. If you aren’t familiar with them, here is how they work...

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Do Plants Help Indoor Air Quality?

February 16, 2020

The air quality inside your home is an important part of being healthy. Irritants in the air trigger allergies, asthma and feeling unwell in general. Poor indoor air quality also affects your sleep habits and energy levels. Improving the air quality in your home does not mean investing in expensive equipment or devices. Here are four ways to improve indoor air quality naturally. 1. Open the Windows It may seem counterintuitive to open your windows when you want to improve air quality inside your home. After all, you want to avoid the allergens and pollutants outside. The reason why you...

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Fall Indoor Air Quality Concerns & How to Prevent Them

October 10, 2019

You may be surprised to learn that the autumn season brings its share of air quality concerns, especially indoors. Fortunately, there are ways your household can keep the air indoors clean and fresh. Poor Air Circulation There are several factors that may cause poor or inadequate air circulation in the Lake Charles area. When certain parts of a building do not receive sufficient circulation of fresh air, allergens may thrive and settle. Autumn is peak season for dust mites. Therefore, you should proactively reduce the accumulation of dust mites and other allergens by consulting an HVAC technician to learn the...

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Why Air Quality Matters

May 21, 2019

It’s critical that the air inside of your home is safe to breathe. Otherwise, you and your family could experience a variety of health issues that could cost money to remedy. Furthermore, reduced air quality could result in a reduced quality of life. It may also make your house less appealing on the open market. Don’t Exacerbate Existing Health Issues If you have allergies, asthma, or any other type of health issue, the last thing you want to be breathing in is dust or pollen. Mold, mildew, and other spores can also get into the air and be transported around...

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