Volatile Organic Compounds
Volatile what? VOCs is an easier way to remember them. But what are they exactly? They’re toxins that build up in our homes during a hot Arizona summer. VOCs come from products found in most homes. What types of products? Here’s a small list:
- Wood Finishing
- Household Cleaners
- Air Fresheners (Yes, this means Febreeze)
Scary list right? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) even talks about VOCs on their website. In addition to VOCs, other airborne contaminants can build up in your home like bacteria, mold spores, viruses, dander and allergens. Your family could be taking a health hit, just by hanging out at home.
So what’s the answer to this problem? Well, using healthier products is a definite must. The other things we recommend are indoor air quality products such as whole house air cleaners, ventilators and UV lamps. Al and Riley’s is a leading indoor air quality specialist for the Casa Grande area. When we make your home comfortable, it’s not just about the temperature.
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