The quality of the air we breathe is one of the most important factors in our overall health. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air can be between two and five times as polluted as outdoor air. The air inside the home should be clean and fresh to support oxygenation of the blood, which affects nearly every other aspect of bodily health. Indeed, there are some common pollutants of indoor air that can cause serious illness or even death. There are several things you can do to improve and maintain the quality of the air inside your house.
Use a Detector for Carbon Monoxide
More than 400 people die every year and thousands of others get sick due to carbon monoxide poisoning. It can be an insidious danger, as the early symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning may look like the flu. It’s a good idea to install detectors near sleeping rooms and to have appliances that burn fuel regularly inspected.
Air Conditioner and Dehumidifier Cleaning
Air conditioners and dehumidifiers that aren’t regularly cleaned can put asthma-triggering substances in your indoor air. Dust mites, mildew, and mold all thrive in areas where there’s standing water or high levels of humidity. When these conditions exist, a clean and well-maintained air conditioner or dehumidifier can make the air better to breathe. Glenn Baker’s Heating & Air Conditioning has experience cleaning and maintaining the operational quality of air conditioners and other appliances. We can help you keep your indoor air clean.
Deal with Pet Allergens
If you’re allergic to pets or sensitive to the effects of pet allergens, it’s important to take precautions to maintain the quality of your indoor air. People can be allergic to substances in a pet’s saliva, feces, urine, or dead skin. Therefore, pet owners should clean their furniture and floors regularly.
Contact us at Glenn Baker’s Heating & Air Conditioning today for more information about how we can help you breathe easier with high-quality, healthy indoor air. We have technicians and experienced support staff in Baton Rouge ready to help you with all of your heating and air conditioning needs, including installation, maintenance, and repair.