Identifying Poor Indoor Air Quality

If you suffer from allergies, have young children, or elderly ones that require oxygen, indoor air quality is a serious issue.  Most likely you do you what you can to limit the amount of pollen, dust, or contaminated air entering your home.  But are you aware of the dangers presented by devices that lower indoor air quality?

Our team at Design Air continually helps residents in Beaumont, Corona, Riverside, San Bernardino, Fontana, Redlands, Loma Linda, Yucaipa, Ontario, and Temecula to identify and improve their home’s air quality.

Sources of Indoor Air Pollutants

Over the years our team has seen all sorts of in home devices that emit levels of pollutants into the air.  Some of the more common ones include:

  • Gas stoves
  • Space heaters
  • Dryers
  • Wood-burning chimneys

Really any combustion-based or fuel ran system will affect air quality. As these devices age they begin to release more byproducts like carbon monoxide.  Hence, it is important to upkeep such devices with regular maintenace and repairs.  In fact, if you find that you are having problems with a gas stove or dryer, it is best to open windows when such items are in use so that the air is circulated. Remember that carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and similar contaminants can result in the following health problems:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Sinus irritations
  • Fainting
  • Sleepiness (even death in the case of carbon monoxide poisoning)

However, if you have an updated and well-maintained HVAC system, it will be able to vent these contaminants through its exhaust. Do you need HVAC maintenance?  Design Air is a full-service HVAC contractor serving the Inland Empire.  Our team has been screened and approved by Home Advisor and we have maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau since 2002. Give us a call.  951-379-3362