Your home’s air supply may have a high concentration of certain pollutants like fungus spores, pollen and hair. Modern homes are made to be completely sealed off from the outside environment, which can trap the harmful chemicals that come from your cleaners, new furniture and gas appliances. These are some of the most common air pollutants found in homes today.

Biological Contaminants

Biological contaminants include particulates like hair, skin flakes, pollen, spores, insect droppings and more. Owning pets allows excessive amounts of hair to stick to your drapery and rugs before invading your ductwork. Other biological debris like pollen, insects and spores may come in through your open doors or windows and become trapped.

Household Chemicals

Cleaning products can include toxic chemicals like benzene, formaldehyde and methylene chloride. These volatile organic compounds irritate your eyes, skin and lungs and may cause diseases or cancer in the future. Always ventilate any area that you clean and research brands before investing in their products.


Smoking indoors allows tobacco smoke into the air, harming your family members as well as your home. You may also be releasing gas or dangerous fumes when you cook, use your HVAC system or start your fireplace. Smoke damage can manifest as the presence of soot or a thin black powder on your walls and ceilings.

Building Materials

Completing any construction or improvement projects carries the risk of bringing asbestos, lead and formaldehyde into the home. Even painting or changing out your carpets can allow dangerous emissions that make you feel dizzy, nauseous or faint.

High-Quality Home Comfort Team

Crest Air offers superior heating and air conditioning services in Palm Beach, FL. Our team has a combined 72 years of experience delivering the best indoor comfort services possible. We can expertly repair or install your furnace, heat pump or air conditioner. We’re also ready to deliver indoor air quality solutions, such as air purifiers and UV lights. Call Crest Air today to schedule your next HVAC appointment in Palm Beach.

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