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Indoor Air Quality in the Winter

Did you know that combustion pollutants are a major source of indoor air pollution during the wintertime? You may already know that your fireplace or gas stove gives off pollution, but there are a number of additional everyday appliances that are also making your air dirty. Find out below what combustion pollutants are and how you can prevent them from entering your lungs this season:

Combustion Pollutants

In most homes, the major source of combustion pollutants are poorly vented or unvented fuel-burning appliances. When materials are burned as a fuel source, they give off gases or particles that can contaminate the air. Do you have any of the following appliances in your home?

  • Space heaters

  • Woodstoves

  • Gas stoves

  • Fireplaces

  • Water heaters

  • Dryers

If so, they could be the reason why you or your family members are suffering from respiratory problems. But don’t worry, with the right air cleaners you can fight back.

If you are constantly running gas-burning appliances, you should consider a gas-phase air filter. Their job is to remove gases and odors by using a material called a sorbent to absorb harmful particles. They will not however, reduce concentrations of pollutants for which they were not designed. Additional types of air cleaners include UV light technology and HEPA filters.

When it comes to indoor air quality in your Twin Cities – St. Paul home, our techs know best! For more information about how you can keep your indoor air fresh and clean this winter, contact the experts at Uptown.

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