Today, there is an increased focus on outdoor air pollution and its impact on public health. However, indoor air quality is of equal importance. While we may feel safe indoors, allergens, dust, and contaminants from outside may trigger an array of respiratory ailments while you are relaxing at home. At Carson Brothers Montana, we help homeowners and business owners around Kalispell and the Flathead Valley protect their health by improving indoor air quality.

Factors That Affect Indoor Air Quality

There are several factors that contribute to the air quality inside your home or commercial space. Common air contaminants may range from bacterial pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi that can make you sick to chemical pollutants known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs come from tobacco smoke, chemicals from consumer products like paints, office equipment, cleaning products, and vehicle emissions.

All of these contaminants may especially affect people who have a respiratory condition. Diminished indoor air quality may also cause irritation in people who have no health issues.

Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality

There are several steps you can take to improve your indoor air quality. Improving ventilation will keep fresh air circulating throughout your interior space. However, ventilation may be a challenge if you live in a crowded city with lower air quality.

Keeping your HVAC system’s air filters clean is critical to ensuring that your system circulates fresh air through your house or commercial space. Choosing eco-friendly paints and cleaning products will help to reduce VOCs released indoors from everyday consumer products. Contact us for a home inspection, and let us determine the most effective ways you can improve your indoor air quality.

Serving Northwest Montana Since 1976

For more than 40 years, Carson Brothers Montana has delivered effective, affordable heating and cooling solutions to communities in Northwest Montana. In addition to being LEED-accredited and NATE-certified, we are authorized dealers of several leading HVAC equipment companies. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment. Our team can also help with heating and cooling services, ductless systems, and geothermal energy.

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