Almost all homes will have some sort of indoor airborne contamination that trigger allergy attacks or respiratory problems. Here’s a short list of common sources of indoor air quality issues and how home ventilation can help remove them.
Sources of Airborne Contamination
- Dust and dust mites: Dust and dust mites are found almost everywhere, and even the cleanest homes will have some accumulation of dust. Dust consists of tiny particles of dirt, fibers, skin cells and other microscopic material. Their droppings can combine with dust to produce material that aggravates allergies and asthma.
- Mold: Mold and mold spores are significant sources of allergies and respiratory problems. They thrive in areas where moisture levels are high, particularly in bathrooms and kitchens.
- Animal dander: Pet dander, which comes from pet saliva, can cause severe allergies in some people. Cats and dogs commonly lick their fur, which can produce dander.
- Pollen: Pollen and other plant-based material are major allergy triggers, especially during the spring when pollen levels are higher.
- Insects and cockroaches: Cockroaches, in particular, produce feces that can cause allergic reactions.
Reducing Allergy Triggers
Home ventilation and air filtration are the best solutions for reducing airborne contamination and increasing indoor air quality.
- Ventilation: A ventilation system improves air circulation throughout your home, constantly removing stale air and bringing in fresh air from outside. This air circulation helps reduce the amount of particulates and contaminants in your indoor air.
- Filtration: A filtration and air cleaning system works with your HVAC equipment to filter the air flowing through heating or cooling equipment. HVAC air is bypassed into a filter that removes particulates and other contaminants before continuing on its normal path through the HVAC system.
Learn how air purification and ventilation can rid your home of allergy triggers or contact Conditioned Air Texas at (281) 561-6911.