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Is the Air in Your Las Vegas, NV Home Making You Sick?

Your indoor air determines your level of comfort and overall health. Air pollutants get into your indoor air through poor ventilation and high humidity inside your home, so you’ll want professional help to remove contaminants from your air. Here are the common indoor air contaminants in your Las Vegas, NV, home.

Biological Contaminants

Biological air pollutants are usually produced by living things and are usually found in areas with excessive moisture or food. They include bacteria, viruses and pollen. Biological contaminants can trigger asthma attacks, allergies and respiratory diseases.

Dust mites are tiny bugs that live off the dead skin cells regularly shed by animals and humans. Mites can trigger allergies with common symptoms such as sneezing, a runny nose, respiratory problems, itchiness and watery eyes. Installing air purifiers helps stop dust mites and improve your indoor air quality.

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and toxic gas that is fatal in high concentration. Sources of carbon monoxide include gas stoves, unvented kerosene, tobacco smoke, incomplete combustion, leaking furnaces and chimneys. Effects of carbon monoxide include headaches, dizziness, impaired vision, nausea and flu-like symptoms.

It is crucial to ensure that your combustion equipment is well-maintained and properly adjusted to prevent carbon monoxide leakages. You can also add more ventilation in your home to prevent a high concentration of the gas. Professional air quality audits will pinpoint the source of air contaminants in your home.

Volatile Organic Compounds

Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are gases emitted by certain liquids or solids. Their sources usually include household products and air fresheners, paints, aerosol sprays, pesticides, dry-cleaned clothing, wood preservatives, building materials and furnishing. The health effects of these compounds include damage to the kidney and liver, nose and throat irritation, eye irritation, headaches and nausea.

Increasing ventilation in your home and using integrated pest management techniques instead of pesticides can help control VOCs in your home. Air cleaners and air purifiers can also help to eliminate VOCs in your indoor air.

Aloha Air Conditioning provides professional air quality audits and recommendations. Our service technicians are highly trained, so contact Aloha Air Conditioning today for all your HVAC maintenance and installation services.

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