VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are compounds that have the potential to become harmful vapors or gases. VOCs are released from burning fuel and from many consumer products such as:
- Cleaning solutions and disinfectants
- Paint and paint thinner
- Air fresheners
- Aerosol sprays
- Stored fuels and automotive supplies
- Wood preservatives
- Hobby supplies (glues, paints, and varnishes)
If you have a wood burning fireplace, have painted your house recently, or use any cleaning solutions around the house (among a number of other behaviors), it’s important that you take steps to reduce your family’s exposure to VOCs.
Purchase an Air Purifier from Jennings Heating and Cooling
Different than air filters, air purifiers actually sanitize and clean the air by helping to eliminate volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Our Aprilaire air purifiers work silently to trap particles, delivering pure, clean air throughout your HVAC system. Learn more about air purifiers from Jennings.
Increase Ventilation When Using Products That Release VOCs
There are some VOCs that are just simply unavoidable, but taking steps to reduce your exposure is important. For example, if you’re painting your house, be sure to have at least one window open during the process, and take breaks from painting by stepping outside.
Reduce the Amount of Products That Release VOCs In the Home
Believe it or not, even tightly closed containers of products that release VOCs can leak gases. So if you’re storing old paint cans or bottles of cleaning solutions that you never use, dispose of those properly so that they don’t have the ability to leak any gases into the home.
Start Purifying the Air In Your Home
If you’re concerned about the presence of VOCs in your home, the team at Jennings Heating and Cooling can help you eliminate your fears with an air purifier. Not sure if this is something you need? If you have been having allergy or asthma symptoms, or feel like your home has a stale smell, an air purifier is right for you! Contact us today to learn more or request an appointment.