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3 Main Indoor Air Pollutants

With every breath you take in your home, you should feel confident that your lungs are safe from irritants. Unfortunately, our homes can be highly polluted because so much activity happens in such a small, enclosed space. But what exactly is in your air that’s so dangerous?

Ball Heating & Air Conditioning has seen all kinds of results from Biloxi indoor air quality testing. Whether you are fighting high levels of indoor humidity or need to target larger particles that pose health risks, your home air health depends on you! Keep reading to learn what some of the most common air contaminants are in Biloxi homes.

Biological Particles

Your air is the perfect highway for living particles to travel between surfaces. You may be shocked to know just how much biological pollution occurs naturally in your home — but we are living beings after all! The extra danger with biological contaminants is that they can continue to live or grow in your home if left undetected. If they can live and grow, they can become a problem for your health. Here are some of the biological particles that could be floating in your air:

  • Viruses
  • Bacteria
  • Pollen
  • Animal dander
  • Mold
  • Pest excrement

Biological pollutants have a unique ability to live on different surfaces even after they have left their source of life. For example, a mold spore on its own might not seem very threatening, but if it is allowed to take hold in a moist area, it can grow into a large amount of mold. Bacteria and viruses are especially dangerous as they tend to spread around the family and cause all kinds of discomfort. Just knowing that these particles are present is half the battle! 


While the minor production of gases may dissipate and hold no risk for your home, the combination and extended exposure to different gases can be dangerous. Gases are released into your home from many different sources, some of which are household staples. A few of the gases that might be causing you discomfort are:

  • Nitrogen dioxide
  • Carbon monoxide
  • VOCs

While some of your appliances or products may produce a minute amount of gas, it’s important to know what could be entering your lungs. Gases like carbon monoxide are colorless and odorless, making it extremely difficult to notice a leak or excess amounts in the air. A professional air quality test or specific gas detectors could help you control the air quality in your home.


Those useful insect sprays that keep the creepy crawlies at bay can bring dangerous substances into your home. Even households that use solely organic products and maintain relatively ‘clean’ practices can be exposed to pesticides! Dirt tracked in from outside can hold pesticides which then get released into the air and circulate throughout your HVAC system. Again, trace amounts of pesticides won’t have a major impact on your air quality. However, your mysterious symptoms or worries about your air health could be affected by the presence of pesticides. 

Professional Air Filtration Solutions

If you’re curious about what’s in your air, the best way to find out is to schedule an indoor air quality test. Ball Heating & Air Conditioning provides excellent IAQ services to get your air as clean as possible. Not only can we evaluate the particles in your air, but we can also offer the best purifying solution for your home. Contact us today to start breathing easier!

Why Choose Ball Heating & Air?

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30% Utility Saving Guarantee
You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.
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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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All technicians in your home have an extensive background check performed and are randomly drug tested for your safety.

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