Fresh air is something that many people take for granted. You may assume that the air in your home is healthy just because you keep your home clean. However, you may be surprised to learn about pollutants that may be affecting your indoor air quality.
Even the largest homes circulate stale air. That’s because most homes operate on something known as a closed loop. The air in your home is simply reused time and time again by your central circulation system. While opening doors and windows may bring in a little more fresh air, it’s not enough to fully break the closed loop.
Pollutants Are Found in Every Home
When you think about air pollution, you mostly likely picture smoke stacks and smog in a big city. Your home, however, harbors numerous pollutants, some of which you may use on a regular basis. Some of the most common home pollutants include:
- Cleaning products, such as chemicals and aerosols.
- Personal care products, including hair care products and fragrances.
- Home care products, such as air ‘fresheners’ and scented candles.
- Oil, gas, and kerosene.
- Wood and products produced from pressed wood.
- Moisture in carpet, furniture, and upholstery.
- HVAC systems.
- Home mold.
While usage of these products may be safe in small amounts, the closed loop circulation system in your house may prevent these pollutants from leaving the air supply.
Dangers of Poor Air Quality
If the indoor air quality of your home is less than ideal, it can lead to some health-related concerns. Babies, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems are more likely to experience some of these toxicity symptoms:
- Worsened allergies that are triggered from being indoors.
- Skin irritation, including itchy skin, rashes, and hives.
- Irritated eyes that appear red and swollen.
- Serious respiratory disorders, including asthma, lung infections, and COPD.
Improving the Air in Your Home
The good news is that you can break the closed loop system in your home by installing a system that promotes circulation. The EZ-Breathe system does just this by creating air exchanges on its own. You will see drastic improvements in your indoor air quality.
Making sure the air in your home is properly circulated may reduce the risk of certain health problems of those who live in the house. Even though you can’t avoid every potential pollutant, it’s possible to replace your closed loop system with one that will constantly circulate your air.
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