Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants for Boise

Common Indoor Air Pollutants

First of all, most homeowners in Boise can be shocked to learn that their indoor air quality can be much worse than that of the outdoors. It is important to know your indoor pollutants because you and your family spend most of your time inside. Below are a few of the most common indoor air pollutants for Boise.

1. Dust, Dirt, & Smoke

You occupy your home, which means you are one of the leading sources of contaminants. You shed hair, skin, and track in all sorts of contaminants each time you enter or leave your home. Good housekeeping can only do so much. Be sure to change your HVAC filter on a regular basis to help combat these indoor pollutants.

2. Pollen and other Allergens

Those of you who suffer from allergies know the importance of combatting indoor air pollutants. Luckily we live in Boise, which was ranked 86th out of 100 major cities as “allergy capitals” of the United States in 2018, the latest year for which data was available. A few of the leading allergies in the Spring include:

  • Alder
  • Aspen
  • Birch
  • Cedar
  • Elm and mountain elm
  • Hickory
  • Poplar
  • Willow

A few of the leading allergies in the Fall include:

  • Burning bush
  • Mugwort
  • Birch
  • Pigweed and ragweed
  • Russian thistle
  • Sagebrush
  • Tumbleweed

Many HVAC filters are specially designed for those who suffer from allergens and can be purchased at your local hardware store. Please consult a physician if you suspect your indoor air quality is affecting your health.

3. Biological Pollutants

We who are living in the COVID age are no strangers to biological pollutants such as germs, bacteria, and viruses. These can enter the home through animals, people, bugs, food, and other sources. Multi-dwelling homes are more susceptible to these contaminants because of their close proximity. Check out this guide from the EPA to learn more about how to combat them.

4. Dander and Hair

Your pets, occupants, and guests are going to shed hair and dander as an inevitability. Again, we recommend regular cleaning and air filter changing to combat this. For these and other contaminants you should also consider a whole house air filtration system to combat these issues. We design systems by home, by type of pollutants, and other factors.

Whole House Air Filtration System for Boise

Finally, give us a call first if you are interested in an air filtration system for your home to combat the most common indoor air pollutants for Boise and the surrounding areas. Our expertise allows us to help you select the right fit for your home’s needs. We can also install and service these systems while maintaining their warranties. Feel free to contact us when you are ready to schedule this or any other HVAC maintenance, repair, or free estimate.