It’s more challenging to maintain healthy indoor air during winter, thanks to the dry air, the use of extra heating sources and the reduced ventilation. You can enhance the indoor air quality by using a humidifier and reducing the level of pollutants from indoor chemicals and products and from supplemental heat sources. Below are some of the most common air pollutants in Meldrim, GA.

Biological Contaminants

Pet dander, dust mites and bacteria are common during winter. Most of these substances build up over time and affect your indoor air quality. There are so many people who suffer from allergies in the presence of one or more of these substances.

Combustion Gases

A gas furnace releases combustion gases, such as nitrogen dioxide. When released, these gases can affect the transportation of oxygen in your body and can result in death. On warm days, when you ventilate your home well, these gases escape from your home without causing any harm.

Burning charcoal or wood for supplemental heating can release more combustion gases, polluting the indoor air. Call our furnace professionals to ensure your furnace operates efficiently so that you never need supplemental heating and there are no gas leaks.

Tobacco Smoke

This is for people who feel it’s too cold to smoke outside their home. The smoke contains carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, which can be fatal in a poorly ventilated room. Wood stoves and fireplaces can also release wood smoke, which can cause suffocation.

Household Chemical Particulates

Spray cans release volatile organic compounds. Because the home is poorly ventilated during winter, these VOCs remain suspended in the indoor air. Other chemicals that may pollute indoor air include asbestos, lead, pesticides and radon.

An air purification system can help eliminate most of the contaminants in your indoor air to keep you safe. Call us at Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning in Meldrim, GA, for heating, cooling and indoor air quality services.

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