Although it’s impossible to avoid all health risks, it’s important to make changes to your environment when your environment causes health risks that you can avoid. One such potential health risk is long-term exposure to various pollutants that are present in your Kennesaw home’s air.
To be sure, some of these pollutants only cause minor symptoms. However, some pollutants can cause long-term damage with serious side effects. To help protect your family from harm, we at Total Comfort Solutions Heating and Cooling offer this guide on the risks that indoor pollutants pose to immune systems.
Problematic Indoor Pollutants
It’s long been known that smoking in a home puts others in the home at significant risk for complications due to secondhand smoke. However, even if no one in your home smokes, there are other indoor pollutants that can cause problems. Most of these pollutants are found in a group of chemicals known as volatile organic compounds.
Chemicals such as benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene are present in many homes due to passive release from various household items. Since the concentration of these chemicals tends to increase over time, it’s important to intervene in your home’s air quality before these chemicals have a chance to cause a problem.
What’s the Risk?
The connection between immune system suppression and exposure to pollutants is still being studied. Indoor pollutants have noted side effects, including irritation of various components of the circulatory, digestive, and endocrine systems in your body, among others.
It’s fairly well-established that outdoor pollutants, specifically those resulting from burning fossil fuels, can genetically alter the immune response of certain individuals. Since many common indoor pollutants share a similar chemical makeup to outdoor pollutants, it’s easy to assume that pollutants have a high risk of causing issues with the immune system. To help avoid this risk, it’s important to have Total Comfort Solutions Heating and Cooling install an air filtration system in your home.
Don’t Risk Your Family’s Health
At Total Comfort Solutions Heating and Cooling, we want to see the people in this community thrive. If we can contribute to that vitality by making your home’s indoor air safer to breathe, then that’s something we’re proud to do. That’s why we are proud to offer complete indoor air quality testing services and a full line of products to help you take control of your home’s air quality. In addition, we aim to keep you comfortable by servicing all types of furnaces and air conditioners so that they’re always ready to go.
For as long as we’ve been serving this community, we’ve been proud to do it with excellence. This is reflected in our A+ Better Business Bureau rating and our numerous five-star reviews. If you want to protect the health of your family for the long-haul, give us a call at Total Comfort Solutions Heating and Cooling today.