The Phoenix area is blessed with mild winters and low humidity. That doesn’t mean, however, that we are without our own issues with our HVAC units and the air that we breath. While surrounded by the open desert air, inside the city and county limits, pollution is high. Phoenix is ranked one of the top 10 worst cities for Ozone pollution and 21st in short-term particle pollution. Pollution in the Phoenix area comes mainly from the burning of fossil fuels, exhaust from vehicles, smoke from fireplaces, ragweed, and other plant pollen.
Ozone pollution, or smog as it is more commonly known, and particle pollution can be very hazardous to your health. They are especially dangerous for children and those over 65. Too much inhalation can cause shortness of breath, coughing, cardiovascular issues, lung issue swelling, lung cancer, and increased risk for infections. Seasonal allergies can also bring the same issues and bring along asthma, itchy eyes, hives, congestion, and more. Fortunately, there are ways to limit your exposure.
One way to stay on top of pollution/pollen exposure is to check the air quality index daily. Knowing if levels are high or low can affect your daily behavior. Long stints outdoors, particularly exercising, should be avoided on days when levels are high. Limiting the amount of smoke (cigarette, fires, etc.) you produce as well as energy you consume can also pollution around your home. Opting for electric appliances over gas can also keep your air cleaner. You may also want to opt for landscaping that is allergy-friendly.
In order to give your family, the cleanest, quality air, we offer many solutions to improve what you breath in your home, from cleaners to purifiers to UV germicidal lamps. Air cleaners can reduce the number of particles in your air including pollen, pet dander, and bacteria. Air purifiers filters out pollutants and freshens the air inside your home. UV lamps kill microorganisms and works to remove odors causing bacteria and pollutants from your home.
Contact us today to discuss what steps you can take to improve the overall quality of what your family breaths.