Air cleaners are designed to remove particles and gaseous pollutants from indoor air. Particulate matter includes dust, smoke, pollen, animal dander, tobacco smoke, particles generated from combustion appliances such as cooking stoves, and particles associated with tiny organisms such as dust mites, molds, bacteria, and viruses.
Gaseous pollutants come from combustion processes. Sources include gas cooking stoves, vehicle exhaust, and tobacco smoke. They also come from building materials, furnishings, and the use of products such as adhesives, paints, varnishes, cleaning products, and pesticides.
This ‘bad air’ can trigger coughing, chest tightness, sore throat, watery or itchy eyes, shortness of breath, and asthma attacks, which in some cases can be deadly. According to E. Neil Schachter, MD, the medical director of respiratory care at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, a home with chronically poor air quality can cause those living in the home to experience frequent headaches, long lasting colds, and bronchitis as well as chronic asthma.
Indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks. The best way to address this risk is to control or eliminate the sources of pollutants. Call Palm Coast Heating & Air Conditioning at 386-446-5123 to schedule your free indoor air quality assessment and let our experts guide you to find the right size and type of indoor air cleaner for your home or office.