Living in California there are always concerns about indoor air quality due to pollution concerns and wildfires. As you look at your options to stay safer in your own home, do not fall prey to these common myths. Instead, contact Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing for help with all air quality needs including the installation of purifiers and/or filters. Call us at (661) 947-2653 with any questions.
- Myth: Indoor Air Quality is Always Generally Healthier Than Outdoor Air
When you see smoke or haze outdoors, it is easy to assume that the air in your home is healthier and cleaner. This is not always the case. According to the EPA, indoor air is generally two to five times as polluted as the air outside. This is due to a variety of potential allergens in your home from combustion byproducts, mold, pet dander, radon, and volatile organic compounds.
- Myth: Radon is Not Actually an Issue
Radon, which is a byproduct of uranium that is found on the soil, is radioactive. It occurs naturally but as uranium decomposes, but that does not mean that it is healthy. It can get into your home via the smallest gaps and it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. It is also an all too common indoor air pollutant. In fact, the CDC says that it is the second leading cause of lung cancer, second only to smoking. Having a radon mitigation system installed can significantly improve air quality and help reduce your risk of radon poisoning.
- Myth: It is Prohibitively Expense to Improve Indoor Air Quality
False. Improving the air quality in your house does not have to be expensive. You can do things like monitor sources of VOC that come into your home. Choose not to use items that are off-gas, such as dry-cleaned clothing. Improve ventilation in your home by adding exhaust fans or a whole-house fan. Make sure that when you are buying air filters, they have at last a 13 MERV rating.
We Can Help You Discover the Right Air Quality Improvements for Your Specific Property
Every home is different and has different needs. For example, if you have pets then your indoor allergens will be different than someone without pets. If you have tile and hardwood floors, then your allergen issues will be different than someone who has carpet. That is why we offer personalized advice and help for every client.
If you are ready to learn how we can help you with our air quality improvement services, contact Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing at (661) 947-2653 now. We are happy to answer any questions you have and do what it takes to improve the air quality in your home.