What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality?

Poor Indoor Air QualityTo improve your home’s air quality, you first need to know what is negatively impacting it. People bring things into their home not realizing that they can destroy the quality of indoor air. Here are some of the most common culprits:

Household Cleaning Supplies

Conventional household cleaning supplies emit gases and pollutants that can lead to health problems. These include headaches, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses. You should buy eco-friendly cleaning products or simply use vinegar to clean most things.


This chemical is used in wood furniture, floors, and mattresses. It’s sprayed on to prevent water damage, but it is a respiratory toxin.

Biphenyl and Polychlorinated Biphenyl

These two chemicals are used on many products that have plastic, including furniture, computer monitors, and TV sets. These chemicals are used to prevent fires, but, unfortunately, they often end up in the air people breathe.

Cigarette Smoke

Cigarettes have about 200 poisons in them. Smoking causes these poisons to disperse across your home. If you must smoke, do so outside.

Breeze Air Conditioning of Palm Desert sells and installs Daikin systems. These systems purify your home’s air so that indoor air is as fresh as that outdoors.

Mold and Mildew

If your home’s air is excessively humid, it will lead to mold and mildew growing somewhere in your home. There are whole-home humidifiers you can have installed that keep your home at the ideal humidity level, preventing mold from growing.

Pet Dander, Dust Mites, and Cockroach Debris

All of these negatively impact your air quality. You should keep your home clean and free of clutter to prevent dust mites and cockroaches. Pets should be regularly bathed and kept indoors as much as possible.

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