Three Common Threats To Indoor Air Quality And How To Address Them

Did you know that indoor air quality is a major concern in southwest Florida homes? Our indoor environments can be around 10 times less healthy than the outdoors. Knowing what you’re up against is the first step to improving your indoor air quality.

Biological Contaminants

Especially in humid climates, like southwest Florida’s, microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, dust mites and mold can grow in your home. These can cause ongoing health issues, such as allergic reactions.


Dust, pet dander, insect parts and more all have the ability to become airborne. Some are visible, and some are so microscopic you’ll never see them, but can easily breathe them in.

Gaseous Fumes

Gaseous pollutants include fumes from household cleaners, air fresheners, adhesives, varnishes, paints and off-gassing from materials like carpets.

Some Common Solutions

  • UV light purifiers: UV lights destroys microorganisms. The level of radiation and frequency is so high that it causes permanent damage to their cellular structures.
  • HEPA filters: High-efficiency particulate air filters are capable of trapping 99.97 percent of all particulates, including microorganisms.
  • Electronic air purifiers: Instead of simply sifting pollutants out of your air, electronic air purifiers actually attract them. They attribute an electrical charge to particles, which are then magnetically attracted to the filter.
  • Dehumidification: You can’t control mold and microorganisms, but you can take away their main ingredient for thriving. Whole-house dehumidifiers remove large quantities of moisture on a regular basis.

Call Conditioned Air if you’re interested in raising your indoor air quality. Our goal is to keep southwest Florida homes comfortable and healthy.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about indoor air quality and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Conditioned Air services Southwest Florida including cities Marco Island, Ft. Myers or anywhere in between. Visit our website to see our special offers to get started today!   

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