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Indoor Air Quality In Long Beach Island

It’s easy to assume that the air inside your home is clean, fresh and free of harmful particles. We often make a distinction between inside and outside that defines outside as dirty and inside as clean. Unfortunately, this assumption can be an issue for indoor air quality.

The quality of your indoor air can be affected by several factors, and without the right information, that relaxing sigh you take as you get home from a long day of work has the potential to lead to allergies, watery eyes and more serious long-term health effects.

Luckily, the folks here at Ocean Heating & Cooling want to do everything in our power to ensure that the air inside your home is always clean and fresh. Our technicians are equipped with the knowledge, skills and equipment to provide you with the ideal IAQ solutions for your situation.

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What Is Indoor Air Quality? 

As we mentioned above, it’s not uncommon for most people to assume the air inside their homes is clean by default. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Just like every surface in your home, your indoor air requires maintenance and preventive measures to be kept as clean as possible.

Doing a small amount of work to ensure that you have good IAQ is vital to the health of you and your family. While most of the consequences associated with poor indoor air quality are mild and temporary, several possible long-term side effects could occur if bad air quality is ignored for long enough.

Short-Term Consequences Of Poor IAQ

  • Runny nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Allergies
  • Sneezing
  • Shortness of breath

Long-Term Consequences Of Poor IAQ

  • Lung disease
  • Heart disease
  • Cognitive effects
  • Cancer

Sources Of Air Contamination

One of the most effective ways to reduce the effects of poor IAQ is by attacking it at the source. Most cases of poor indoor air quality are caused by the same list of sources, and with a little bit of knowledge and planning, they can be stopped before they ever have the chance to negatively impact your air quality. The most common sources of poor IAQ are listed below.

Fuel-Burning Appliances

Any appliance or device that utilizes wood or any sort of fossil fuel as a source of energy can negatively contribute to your indoor air quality. It’s important to make sure that the areas where these devices are used have access to proper ventilation where any dangerous gasses can be safely vented outdoors.

Additionally, if your home is utilizing natural gas in any way you must install a carbon monoxide detector. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that can be deadly if inhaled in large enough amounts.

Building Materials

Unfortunately, people in the past didn’t always fully understand the consequences of utilizing certain materials in building — and we’re dealing with the consequences now. Certain older building materials, mainly asbestos, can release particles into the air and have been directly connected with the formation of lung disease.


While our furry friends may be a part of the family, they’re also some of the largest contributors to negative indoor air quality. Fur and dander can be released into the area and greatly irritate your respiratory system, especially if you have allergies. It’s important to brush and groom your pet as much as recommended for their specific breed so both your pet and lungs can stay happy.

Poorly Maintained HVAC Systems

Another common source of bad IAQ is poorly maintained and cleaned HVAC systems. The entire job of your AC and heater is to deliver clean, conditioned air to the interior of your home. This job becomes harder and harder the longer you go in between filter changes and duct cleanings.

Breath Easy With Ocean Heating & Cooling

In some cases, fighting the sources isn’t enough and you need the peace of mind associated with knowing your air is clean and safe to breathe. When clean air is a priority, don’t hesitate to ask about our whole-home filtration systems. With their ability to provide near medical-grade breathing air, our professionals are proud to install and provide some of the best Long Beach Island indoor air filtrations around. Call on Ocean Heating & Cooling today for your indoor air quality services!

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