Could Your Indoor Air Make You Sick? - Sun Heating & Cooling, Inc.

Could Your Indoor Air Make You Sick?

air in home making you sick

As the weather starts heating up, we’re all looking forward to spending more time outdoors. But have you ever stopped to think about the air quality inside your home?

Believe it or not, the air you breathe indoors can be even more polluted than the air outside! Yikes, right?

The facts

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. This is alarming, considering that the average American spends approximately 90% of their time indoors. Some common sources of indoor air pollution include:

  1. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from cleaning products, paints, and furniture
  2. Dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens
  3. Mold and mildew growth due to excess humidity
  4. Carbon monoxide from improperly vented fuel-burning appliances

The health effects of poor indoor air quality can be significant. The American Lung Association states that poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of infections, lung cancer, and chronic lung diseases such as asthma.

How your AC helps

Fortunately, your cooling system can play a vital role in improving and maintaining good indoor air quality. Here are some ways:

  1. Regular maintenance: Scheduling annual tune-ups for your heating and cooling system ensures that it operates efficiently and effectively, reducing the risk of pollutants circulating in your home.
  2. Air filtration: Using high-quality air filters and replacing them regularly can help trap pollutants, allergens, and other particles, preventing them from recirculating in your home.
  3. Humidity control: Your system can help maintain optimal humidity levels (between 30-50%), which reduces the risk of mold and mildew growth and creates a more comfortable living environment.
  4. Ventilation: Proper ventilation is essential for removing stale, polluted air and replacing it with fresh, clean air from outside. The professional at Sun can assess your home’s ventilation needs and recommend solutions.

Other indoor air quality solutions

For an even more comprehensive solution, let us introduce you to the iWave whole-home air purification system. The iWave-R is a genius little device that uses something called needlepoint bipolar ionization to zap nasty stuff right out of the air. Here’s how it works: as air flows past the iWave-R, it releases a bunch of tiny little positive and negative ions – we’re talking 320 million per cubic centimeter! These ions seek out and destroy bacteria, viruses, smoke, odors, and other particles that might be lurking in your home.

So if you want to breathe the cleanest, freshest air possible and give those indoor pollutants the boot, the iWave whole-home air purification system is definitely worth checking out.

If you suspect air quality issues in your Oakland County home or have any other questions, you can always trust the pros at Sun Heating & Cooling. Contact us today or give us a call: (248) 986-1506

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