Indoor Air Quality – Did you ever Noticed?

Chances are you have billions of unwanted guests living in your home. Dust mites. Mold. Mildew. Not to mention all the inhabitants you can’t see like pet dander, bacteria, viruses, skin flakes, chemical fumes, pollen and more.

The Indoor Air Analyzer service offered by Carrier® can quickly and accurately identify the unseen threats potentially lurking under your nose. The Indoor Air Analyzer evaluates your home’s air in about 30 minutes, producing easy-to-read reports. Your Carrier dealer can then recommend a series of solutions, customized to address your specific air issues. We offer a wide range of air-quality products including humidifiers, ventilators, UV lamps and air purifiers.

Working together, they can clear the air by reducing pollutants and killing the living intruders in your home’s air.

Indoor combustion-related activities can contribute to poor indoor air quality by giving off particles or gases.

Key indoor activities that can generate indoor air pollutants include:

  • smoking
  • heating
  • activities that take place in an attached garage
  • cooking

Smoking

Cigarette smoke emits a wide range of chemicals, such as:

  • carbon monoxide (CO)
  • formaldehyde
  • volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), including benzene and formaldehyde
  • particulate matter

Heating

CO, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), VOCs and particulate matter can be emitted from appliances like:

  • gas and wood fireplaces
  • gas or oil furnaces
  • gas water heaters

Activities that take place in an attached garage

An idling car, starting your gas-powered lawnmower or snowblower, operating a generator or using a barbeque inside your garage emits:

  • CO
  • NO2
  • VOCs
  • particulate matter

These pollutants can enter the home when the garage door is open or closed.

Cooking

Cooking methods like frying emit more particles than others and can also increase humidity levels. Cooking with a gas stove increases the amount of pollutants if a range hood is not used properly. Pollutants include particulate matter and NO2.

Contact Furnace AC Experts to learn how you can improve the indoor air quality of your home.

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