Air quality. It is important to have in order to live a fulfilling life. Unfortunately, some people cannot even have this in their own house. In the United States alone, over 66 million tons of pollution were emitted into the atmosphere. Indoor air pollutants can make it practically insufferable to live inside your home.

What air pollutants do you need to be on the lookout for? Here are a few to keep an eye on.

Secondhand Smoke

One of the most preventable types of indoor air pollution is secondhand smoke. This is a homeowner’s choice as to whether they want to smoke inside of the home.

If there is secondhand smoke in your home, it can lead to some serious diseases. This includes cardiovascular diseases, lung cancer, asthma, and more.

Unfortunately, over 28 million Americans smoke cigarettes. It is likely that some of these people smoke cigarettes in their own homes.

However, the real concern is what happens when somebody smokes tobacco products inside of their home and other people living in the home have to breathe in that smoke.

It damages the air quality inside of your home and it can ruin it for everybody. Try to prevent smoking inside as much as possible if smokers in your household refuse to quit.


Another thing you want to look out for in your home is asbestos. This one could be more difficult to spot because you may not know what you are looking for.

Asbestos can easily hide in minerals or rocks. Depending on your area, the air from an area with major asbestos exposure can sneak inside your own house. However, do not rule out asbestos coming from materials used in your house’s construction.

If you are not careful, this can end up scarring your lungs.

Carbon Monoxide

This one is even more difficult to spot because there are no obvious signs that you are being exposed to carbon monoxide. This is because it has no odor and there is nothing visual that you can see. So, this can easily sneak up on you if you are not proactively looking for it.

How can you be exposed to this? Look for anything that requires gas. This can be anything from your stove to your heater, furnace, generator, and more.

If you notice yourself suddenly getting dizzy and feeling weak, it is possible that you have been exposed to this. You need to act quickly in this situation or it can kill you if you breathe in enough of this.

Counter Indoor Air Pollutants

These are some of the indoor air pollutants that you need to be aware of. Some of these you have more control over such as secondhand smoke.

However, other things such as asbestos and carbon monoxide can be more difficult to spot and more difficult to prevent. In this situation, you should turn to a professional such as Comfort Now Air Conditioning and Heating.

Request an estimate here and we will check on your indoor air pollutants.