Whether at work or home, the average person spends the majority of their time indoors. In Las Vegas, the sizzling heat often drives residents inside with even greater frequency. With that in mind, it’s easy to see why indoor air quality is a big deal. Household air often contains a surprising number of pollutants, but volatile organic compound VOCs are among the most concerning. Try out these mitigation strategies to keep your air clean and healthy.
Trap VOCs With an Air Purifier
A serious indoor air quality problem requires a serious solution. When it comes to removing VOCs and other contaminants, there’s nothing more effective than an air cleaner or air purifier. These systems use a variety of technologies to deliver high-efficiency filtration, scrubbing the air clean and safely trapping hazardous particulates. Just be sure to select a system from a trusted brand for best results.
Refresh Your Air With Ventilation
One of the primary reasons indoor air pollution is such an issue is ventilation. More specifically, many homes just aren’t ventilated adequately. Without a controlled supply of fresh air, the air in your home can become stagnant, uncomfortable and loaded with pollutants. A whole-home ventilation system is the simplest remedy. It’ll pull VOC-laden air out of your home and allow in just enough fresh air to preserve your air quality.
Control Common Sources
Volatile organic compounds originate from many places, but a few sources are especially common. These include paints, solvents, cleaning products, hobby supplies, fuels, and air fresheners. Office equipment, building supplies, furnishings and new carpets also tend to emit VOCs at high rates. Limiting your use of VOC-producing products is highly recommended. You should also ensure you have plenty of ventilation before undertaking activities like remodeling, laying new carpet and stripping paint. These activities can produce VOC levels up to 1,000 times higher than normal.
There’s already enough to worry about without the thought of breathing polluted air in your own home. By implementing these simple solutions, you can effectively eliminate any concerns over volatile organic compound VOCs. To get started, check out Infinity Heating and Cooling’s indoor air quality solutions or call 702-857-8577.