What Are the Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants?

March 20, 2021

When you think of polluted air, the first thing that comes to mind is usually a big factory pumping out smelly clouds of smoke or old cars releasing exhaust gas. Although outdoor air pollution seems dangerous, indoor air pollution has adverse effects. The first step to ensuring your family’s safety is to understand the problem. Here are the major indoor air pollutants. 1. Biological Pollutants Biological pollutants include mites, pollen, bacteria, viruses, pet saliva, and house dust mites. You can minimize most sources of biological contaminants by maintaining the relative humidity of your home between

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Signs Of Poor Indoor Air Quality

February 20, 2021

One of the common causes of illnesses or poor health in commercial buildings and homes is low indoor air quality. Many individuals think that remaining indoors is one of the best ways to prevent air pollution. However, according to the EPA’s research, the air circulating in some indoor areas might be more contaminated than the outdoor air. If you have ever walked into a commercial space or house and started feeling stifled or irritated in your throat or eyes, it could be due to air quality issues. Low air quality can have a big impact on

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How to Test Your Indoor Air Quality

December 9, 2020

You assume that the air inside of your Sacramento home is clean and safe to breathe, but how do you know this to be true? Even the most energy-efficient insulated houses are prone to air quality issues, and the signs may not be obvious. Not only do you need to watch for visible particulates, such as dust, but also gases, microscopic particles, and much more. Fortunately, there are several simple ways to test the indoor air quality of your home. Here are 10 ways to check your indoor air quality. 1. Dust Test Dust is

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Should I be concerned about carbon monoxide in my home?

October 22, 2020

Carbon monoxide may be odorless and colorless. However, it’s far from harmless. It’s a highly toxic gas that results from the incomplete combustion of liquified petroleum gas or natural gas. Unfortunately, you can’t detect this poisonous gas without a carbon monoxide alarm. That’s why most people unknowingly come into contact with high levels of carbon monoxide every day. So, how can you be on the safe side? Keep reading this article to learn more about the factors that may expose you to carbon monoxide, as well as how best you can protect yourself.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Air Quality

September 15, 2020

For over 30 years, Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning has been helping Sacramento, CA, residents keep their homes comfortable all year long. We can give you the skilled support you need to keep your house at the right temperature. However, home comfort technology is always advancing. Solutions to improve indoor air quality are at the cutting edge of the home comfort field. Why does IAQ matter? The quality of your indoor air is important for the well-being of anyone who lives in your home. Poor air quality can cause several health issues. Allergens floating in your air supply will trigger

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Indoor Air Quality Tips for Apartments and Condos

July 1, 2020

Sacramento, CA, is one of the cities that is seeing a number of new multi-unit buildings and condos erected at a fast space. Living in an apartment or condo offers several advantages, especially if you have not started your family yet. These living accommodations are often situated near restaurants, entertainment venues, and public transportation, which eliminates the need for a car and promotes walking. While you are living your best life, you still have to take some responsibilities into account, like ensuring that you are breathing the cleanest air possible while indoors. At Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, we help our customers in Sacramento

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