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Air quality is a major concern for homeowners in Eastman, Georgia. Poor air quality in your home can cause problems with allergies, breathing issues and overall health. The first step to taking care of poor air quality in your home is identifying the contaminants. Here are three common contaminants that can cause poor air quality in your home:

Pollen

Many people think that pollen is something you only have to worry about outside. But, unfortunately, it’ll follow you into your home and wreak havoc on people with allergies. It’ll reduce the quality of the air in your home in the process.

To help reduce the amount of pollen in your home, regularly change your filters and keep your air conditioning system well maintained.

Pet Dander

We all love our pets. Unfortunately, the dander they carry around in their fur can make the quality of the air you breathe in your home less than perfect. When your pet shakes, scratches, sheds or even moves around, the dander will come off their coats and begin circulating throughout your home. Vacuuming regularly and having the ducts cleaned can reduce the amount of dander circulating through the air.

Volatile Organic Compounds

Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are chemicals that evaporate off items in your home. They form gases that circulate throughout air. These gases can be emitted from such things as cleaners and air fresheners.

Due to the enclosed nature of homes, the levels of VOCs indoors can be significantly higher than outdoors. As a result, your air quality can become extremely poor with overuse. To reduce the amount of VOCs in your home’s air, use natural cleaners and open windows when painting or using other necessary chemicals.

How Duct Cleaning Improves Air Quality

A professional duct cleaning can not only help your unit function better but also remove contaminants in your home’s air. Find out more about how duct cleaning can improve your air quality by contacting Pruett Air Conditioning at 478-298-4115 today.

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