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4 Common Causes of Indoor Air Pollution

indoor air quality Palm Beach County As your local residential and commercial HVAC specialists, our team at Florida Air Temp. Inc. understands that the temperature inside your Palm Beach County home is essential to creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. However, we also know that there is another, equally important aspect of indoor air control that many homeowners inadvertently overlook. The reality is that the air inside your home can become dirty and polluted over time, leading to poor indoor air quality. Poor indoor air quality can lead to health complications for the most vulnerable people in your home, including young children, elderly people, and people with chronic illnesses. Unfortunately, indoor air contaminants are abundant, emanating from a number of surprising sources. In fact, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, research suggests that indoor air quality may actually be worse than outdoor air quality, even in big cities. Here at Florida Air Temp, Inc., we understand how important it is that your home's air is both temperature controlled and clean. That's why we offer indoor air quality services in addition to our air conditioning and heating services. Indoor air pollutants come from a variety of commonplace sources, but no matter the source, we offer a variety of air cleaners to take care of your indoor air quality needs. If you suspect that your indoor air could be polluted from any of these or other sources in your Palm Beach County home, contact our friendly staff today professional help with an air cleaner installation.


Most households regularly prepare and cook food in their homes, so it might surprise to learn that cooking indoors can be a major contributor to indoor air contaminants. Homes that have gas stoves and oven contribute to their indoor air pollutants every time they turn on the stove or oven. Burning gas to heat your food can actually contribute significant amounts of nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and even formaldehyde to your indoor air. However, swapping out your range and stove for an electric model will not solve all of your indoor pollution problems- even food cooked on an electric stove or in an electric oven can give off particulates that contaminate your home air. Even cooking with oil or grease can add pollutants to your indoor air, regardless of the type of stove or oven you use. All of these problems are worsened in homes that do not have a range installed to ventilate the kitchen.

Biological Contaminants

Your home is full of sources of biological contaminants that can pollute your air. From animal dander and waste, to bugs and mites, to bacteria, the list is as unpleasant as it is endless. What is worse, these and other biological contaminants can thrive in humid, moist environments such as the climate down here in Palm Beach County. Moisture in your home can feed and breed the growth of dust mites, bacteria, insects, and even mold and mildew, all of which can adversely impact the quality of your indoor air. Mold and mildew in particular can be very harmful for your indoor air quality, and can cause health complications for anybody who suffers from asthma or allergies.

Cleaning Products

You would think that the products you use to clean your home would be good for your indoor air, but unfortunately, many cleaning products contain fragrances and other chemicals that are bad for humans to breathe. Cleaning products such as aerosol sprays, furniture polish, and detergents all emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can negatively impact your home's indoor air quality. Using these products routinely in a relatively air tight home without any air cleaners in place is a recipe for heavily polluted indoor air.

Building Materials

At this point, you might be thinking that you wish you could reduce or eliminate all the cleaning and cooking you do in your home. However, even if you were to completely change your lifestyle and routines to pursue clean indoor air, unfortunately the very materials that your home is built with can contribute to your home indoor air pollution. Building materials such as treated wood and flooring adhesive can emit VOCs, detracting from your home's indoor air quality.

Have An Air Cleaner Professionally Installed

Indoor air contaminants are more prevalent than many homeowners ever suspect. However, you do not have to suffer with poor quality indoor air anymore! If someone in your home is particularly susceptible to indoor air contaminants, or if you are simple looking for ways to reduce your Palm Beach County home's indoor air pollution, Florida Air Temp Inc. has the perfect solution for you! From selecting an air cleaner that works for your home's needs to professionally installing it, we can get you started on cleaner, fresher, healthier air right away!

Contact Florida Air Temp. Inc. today for more information about our indoor air quality services in Palm Beach County at 561-790-6866 or complete our online request form.

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