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Indoor Pollutants

When thinking about pollutants, it is mostly outdoor or environmental concerns. It draws up images of factories belching smoke into the air. However, your home has several sources of pollution that can cause your home’s environment to seem stale as well as cause respiratory issues and sickness.

Pollutant Sources

Sources of different pollutants can vary widely.

  • Pet Dander: is one that most people know, but rarely think about. Pet dander is very tiny particles of skin that have been shed from animals with fur or feathers.
  • Fungus and Mold: is everywhere, but did you know that the places you are most likely to find it in your home are on the outside walls? Closets that have an outside wall are dark and tend to be cool, which is the perfect environment for this pollutant. Another place that you might not think to look is your bed. If you have a bed that touches an outside wall it can be a breeding ground for mold.
  • Viruses and Bacteria: If anyone in your home has been sick, the cause may still be living in your home. Bacteria and viruses can be airborne and live outside of the body for some time.

How Can We Help?

Your AC unit does a great job circulating the air in your home. With the aid of the air filter, much of the pollutants, like pet dander, are captured. However, the spores from mold, fungus, viruses, and bacteria are a little harder to deal with.


The solution is rather simple. Antimicrobial antibacterial lights can be installed in the air conditioning system. These lights can destroy 99% of indoor pollutants like mold, mildew, bacteria, fungus dust mites, and their feces.

If you are suffering from allergies or are interested in a cleaner home, call our professionals at Acme AC.