Indoor air quality is vitally important to a family’s health. Pollutants such as dust, pet dander, smoke and pollen can get trapped inside today’s well-insulated, tightly sealed homes. Some indoor air pollutants can even be outright dangerous, such as mold, bacteria, chemical fumes and even carbon monoxide and radon gas.

Many people simply do not realize how many of their everyday health issues may be caused by indoor air pollution. Eye irritation, headaches, asthma, allergies, fatigue and even illnesses can result from polluted, unhealthy indoor air. Fortunately, there are simple solutions that can greatly improve a home’s indoor air quality. The first step is testing to find out what indoor pollutants are present. Then, a solution can be put in place to clean the air and resolve the issue. Fortunately, there are air filtration systems, ventilation systems and other solutions for virtually every type of air quality issue. These systems can be easily and affordably added to a home to create a healthier indoor space.

Fresh air ventilation can be helpful for a tightly sealed and insulated home. Adding this type of system can help prevent indoor pollutants such as smoke, chemical fumes, and radon gas from building up within the home. An air filtration system can remove pollutants such as pollen, plant spores, dust, and pet dander. If mold and bacteria are detrimentally affecting indoor air quality, ultraviolet germicidal lights can help.

Air that is too dry or too damp can also be detrimental to a home. A home that is too damp becomes susceptible to mold, bacteria and sometimes even structural damage. Adding a dehumidifier can resolve these issues. If a home’s air is uncomfortably dry, adding a humidification system can alleviate the issue. Of course, adding a carbon monoxide detector is important to the safety of any home, as carbon monoxide is undetectable to humans, and yet deadly.