Air pollution is something that most people connect with smoky or smoggy cities. When it comes to particulate matter, however, there’s no place like home. From dust and soot to animal dander, the average home in Mims, FL harbors a host of these tiny contaminants. Learn how to safeguard your family’s health against the harmful effects of particle pollution.

What Is Particulate Matter?

Particulate matter is a complex mix of extremely small particles and moisture. It comes from a variety of sources. Particles that impact indoor air quality include tiny organisms like dust mites, bacteria, and viruses. When not properly maintained, fuel-burning appliances like furnaces can emit toxic particles too. They can also come from household items like cleaning products and pressed-wood furnishings.

Particulate Matter and Your Health

When it comes to the impact particulate matter has on your health, size matters. Because they get inhaled deep into your lungs, microscopic particles pose the greatest health danger. Particulates less than 10 microns in size can even enter your bloodstream. How small is a micron? The average human hair is around 70 microns in diameter. People with existing heart or lung diseases are particularly prone to harmful health effects from particulate matter.

HVAC Solutions to Particle Pollution

Longterm exposure to indoor pollution is hazardous for everyone in your family. Fortunately, Assurance Aire offers an array of air-cleaning devices that can help clear the air.

  • Installed in the ductwork of your central-air systems, air purification systems keep tiny particulates from circulating through your home.
  • Air filter upgrades offer you an affordable way to improve indoor air quality without impacting the performance of your HVAC systems.
  • Ventilation systems exhaust polluted, stale indoor air outside while introducing fresh pre-filtered air into your indoor environment.

With indoor air quality services from Assurance Aire, you can rest easy knowing you’re breathing healthier air. For more information about how to improve the health of your home, call (321) 339-0634.

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