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What Is California Indoor Air Quality?

What is California indoor air quality, and why is it important? These are very good questions, and we would like to take a look at indoor air quality here and provide some information that you should certainly take to heart.

People sometimes take the amazing nature of the human body for granted. We go about our business and most of us don’t stop to think about the details.

All day and all night, throughout your entire life, your very being is fueled in part by your breath. You are constantly breathing in air and exhaling.

Many individuals are very concerned about what they put into their bodies. They read the labels on everything they buy in grocery stores. Parents of children can be even more proactive as they make sure that their children are not ingesting unhealthy things.

Yet, a lot of the same people never give indoor air quality a second thought. However, you are constantly inhaling air into your body, and the quality of the air that you are breathing definitely has an impact on your health.

Everyone is aware of the fact that there is air pollution outside, and unfortunately, there is not a lot that we can do as individuals to make a profound change on that level. However, you can do things to make sure that your indoor air quality is up to par.

One of the things that can cause health problems is secondhand smoke. Clearly, it is best for you if you don’t smoke at all. But if you do smoke inside you should recognize the fact that you are polluting the air in your home and negatively impacting the health of your family.

Combustion pollutants can also enter the home via fuel-burning devices. Radon is something to be aware of as well.

There is also the matter of mold. If you have mold growing anywhere in the house it will produce spores. The spores can travel through the air that you are breathing and contribute to health problems such as asthma and allergies.

Because your air conditioning and heating system is circulating air throughout your home it is important to make sure that the system is running properly and efficiently. You must have your filters changed at regular intervals, and you want to get the component parts cleaned regularly.

The air ducts are also a factor. These pathways throughout your house are carrying the air that you are breathing.

Mold can grow in the air ducts, and there can be dust and other particles. In addition, insects and other types of vermin could take up shop in your air ducts. Dirty air ducts can definitely impact your indoor air quality.

This is a brief look at indoor air quality. If you would like to learn about the steps that you can take to make sure that the air in your home is clean give us a call at (760) 206-4167 to schedule a service appointment.