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Recognizing Household indoor Toxins and How They Affect Your AC System


Fall HVACAs we all know, the indoor air quality in your home contributes greatly to the overall comfort, health and safety of your family. When the indoor air in your home becomes contaminated with harmful substances and toxins, the health of your family can be greatly affected.   With that said, the professionals here at PJ’s HVAC Repair LLC want to take this time to acquaint all our valued clients with those indoor toxins and substances that are the biggest culprits.

These substances, referred to often as volatile organic compounds (VOCS) by the Environmental Protection Agency, when used, opened up or simply have a presence of any type in your home are apt to directly affect the air quality in your home as well as the health of your family members. Some of these VOCS that we are talking about include the following items:

  • Aerosol sprays
  • Solvents
  • Paints and paint strippers
  • Hobby supplies such as glue
  • Cleansers and other disinfectants
  • Wood preservatives
  • Pesticides
  • Air fresheners
  • Moth repellents
  • Automotive products such as stored fuel
  • Dry cleaned clothing and other materials
  • Toners and cleaning solutions used in copiers and printers

All of the above-listed items are indoor toxins that may very well be contaminating the air quality in your home. There could also be other substances in your home that are just as harmful to your air quality. Additional VOCs can be easily identified by the skilled and highly qualified AC professionals here at PJ’s HVAC Repair, which is why we highly recommend you schedule an inspection and air quality testing of your home with our expert teams.

What Effect Do VOCS Have on Your Home’s Air Quality and Your AC System?

The vapors from these substances can easily evaporate and have a presence in your home’s atmosphere. In addition, many of them when used or heated at all, give off gases and other small particles into the air that are harmful. Paints and printer/copier toners are prime examples of those substances that can give off these harmful gasses.

The primary function of your air conditioning system is to distribute and maintain cool air within the confines of your home. With this function and cool air quality, VOCS, because they are heavier than normal air in your home, tend to accumulate and settle quicker. An air conditioning inspection and analysis by our qualified technicians can certainly help to identify these harmful particles and substances. Once identified, we can help you to minimize the danger they may cause to your home and family and help to remove them altogether from your home.

The presence of VOCs in your home most assuredly causes health and safety hazards, as confirmed by the EPA. Problems such as headaches, dizziness, respiratory illnesses, eye irritations, and memory loss as well as problems with your kidneys, nervous system, liver and lungs can all occur as a result of harmful VOCs in the air.

For these very reasons, and simply because our clients are our #1 priority, the folks here at PJ’s HVAC Repair highly recommend that you engage the services of our professionals and schedule a home air and AC system test. We will identify any indoor toxins present in your home and help eliminate the problems and create a healthier and safer home environment for you and your family.

Spring is here. What better time of year to analyze, test, inspect and prepare your AC system for the long, hot summer months ahead. Don’t delay. Contact our team today! We look forward to serving you and to providing you with all your HVAC services needs season after season.

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