Think your home is full of fresh, clean air? Think again. Hidden culprits are lurking in unexpected places and might be silently compromising your indoor air quality. Here are seven sneaky things affecting your indoor air quality that you might not know about.

1. Candles and Scented Products

While candles and air fresheners make your home smell wonderful, they can release harmful chemicals into the air. Synthetic fragrances often contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can lead to respiratory issues.

2. Household Cleaners

Many conventional cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that contribute to indoor air pollution. Ingredients like ammonia (bleach) can irritate the respiratory system and exacerbate conditions like asthma. Strong smells are often a sign of irritating compounds.

3. New Furniture and Carpets

New furniture and carpets often off-gas formaldehyde and other chemicals used in their production. These emissions can linger in your home for months, affecting air quality and potentially causing headaches or allergies.

4. Cooking Appliances

Gas stoves and ovens can release nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and other pollutants. Proper ventilation is essential to minimize the impact of these emissions on your indoor air quality.

5. Pet Dander and Hair

Even if you regularly clean, pet dander and hair can accumulate and become airborne. This can lead to allergy symptoms and other respiratory issues. Regular grooming and using air purifiers can help manage this.

6. Indoor Plants

While plants can improve air quality by producing oxygen, overwatering them can lead to mould growth. Mould spores can become airborne and reduce indoor air quality, causing various health problems.

7. Dust Mites

Dust mites thrive in warm, humid environments and can be found in bedding, upholstery, and carpets. They are a common allergen and can significantly affect indoor air quality.

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality with Guelph ClimateCare Today

Tackling these sneaky culprits with dedicated air purification systems can significantly improve your indoor air quality. For a comprehensive solution, contact Guelph ClimateCare today. Our team specializes in indoor air quality assessments and solutions tailored to your needs. Don’t let hidden pollutants compromise your health—reach out today to breathe easier tomorrow.

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