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6 Most Common Types Of Indoor Air Pollutants

October 30, 2023 | Blog

When you think of the word “pollution,” you likely think of the contaminants lurking outside. However, what about indoor air pollutants? It’s crucial to take action to reduce the number of impurities in your household air.

At Air Tech of Katy, we are here to keep Katy indoor air quality at its best. Our technicians are prepared to keep your oxygen clean and provide the best possible service for your home. Read ahead to learn about some of the most common types of indoor pollutants and the importance of keeping a well-ventilated household.

Why Does Indoor Air Quality Matter?

Having a ventilated, clean living space is a homeowner’s top priority. Keeping up with regular maintenance for your systems and changing your air filters are two great ways to achieve this goal.

The oxygen in your home should be clean for you and your family because poor air quality can cause a multitude of issues. When you’re exposed to indoor air contaminants, there’s a chance that it can cause illness and other physical problems indoors.


Not regularly taking care of your AC filters can cause your home to become dustier and filthier than usual. Our team recommends changing your filters every one to three months to prevent dust buildup indoors.

Health Problems

Poor air quality may raise the risk of allergy issues occurring in your home. When you have a home contaminated with indoor air pollutants, the following symptoms could be signs of contaminants in your home:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Irritation of the eyes, nose and throat
  • Asthma attacks

If these health effects occur while you’re in your home, it may be time to have an expert assess your IAQ with advanced testing.

Common Indoor Air Pollutants

Knowing the importance of high-quality air in your home is essential as a homeowner. However, being informed of the types of pollutants that may enter your home is another priority that should be taken into consideration before scheduling an IAQ test from one of our technicians.


Dust is one of the most common contaminants and potentially one of the most annoying ones to deal with. Most Texas homes struggle with maintaining a clean home when their ventilation system can’t efficiently filter these particles.


We love our furry friends like they’re family. However, when high amounts of pet and human dander alike are in your home, there’s a high chance that it may cause allergy-like issues for you and your family.


Texas allergens are no joke. When coming inside after dealing with outdoor allergies, the last thing a homeowner wants is pollen in their home. Efficient IAQ solutions can prevent pollen from taking over your home and your health.


Bacteria is an indoor air contaminant that we don’t think much about. However, bacteria tend to be the most overlooked indoor contaminant, as we aren’t able to see it with our own eyes.


With the outdoor humidity, moisture and humidity levels can increase inside your household. It can cause your home to feel stuffy as well as cause physical issues for those in your home. Keeping muggy rooms well-ventilated can combat these problems in your household.


Humidity and moisture can cause severe mold issues in your home as well, especially if there are irregular cleanings and maintenance in your home. This can cause your family to be exposed to dangerous mold and may cause at-home sickness.

Call On Air Tech Of Katy For IAQ Solutions

Our clean air professionals are ready to help you take care of your home so everyone under your roof is happy and healthy. Here at Air Tech of Katy, we want our Texas homeowners to feel comfortable in their living space at all times. Be sure to contact indoor air quality specialists and schedule your consultation as soon as you need us.

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If we do not have your new system operating by the date promised, we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.

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