Indoor Air Pollution

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Spring in Florida, when we actually have the season, is as lovely as it is problematic. For those who have lived in the Tampa Bay area longer than a year, you know exactly what the image above is! Residents of the beautiful Tampa Bay area that suffer with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues tend to stay indoors during this time of year due to the high pollen counts. However, inside our homes can be more impactful to our wellness if our indoor air quality is poor.

There are many reasons our indoor air quality can be bad. Indoor pollution sources release gases or particles that are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems. Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels. High temperature and humidity levels can also increase concentrations of some pollutants. Pollutant sources may include tobacco products, fuel-burning appliances, building materials (new flooring or carpet is one example), household cleaning products, personal care products, and HVAC systems.

Malfunctioning appliances or improperly used products can release higher and sometimes dangerous levels of pollutants indoors. Unfortunately, these pollutants can remain in the air for long periods of time. An HVAC unit that is running efficiently can filter most pollutants and particles out. But without regular air quality testing and annual ac maintenance, your home may be filled with air pollutants. These pollutants, over time, can literally make you and your family sick.

The Comfort Authority is here for all your HVAC needs. If you feel your air quality is an issue, call us today at (813) 518-8030 and speak with one of our expert team members about your concerns. Ask about our monthly contests and specials too!