indoor air pollutants

Get These Common Indoor Air Pollutants Out of Your Home

So many risks pose threats to our health every day. Luckily, for those threats lingering in our homes, action can be taken to eliminate them. Now, more than ever, it’s important that the air we breathe in our homes be clean for the safety and health of ourselves and our families. The first step towards eliminating indoor air pollutants is learning about them. Read this article to find out more about the different types of airborne contaminants that could be lurking in your southern Alabama home right now, and find out how you can eliminate them.

Dust indoor air pollutants

Have you ever actually wondered what dust is? Dust is a mixture of small particles of pollen, mold, pet dander, skin particles, food debris, soil, and even pieces of insects. It’s gross, and unfortunately, inevitable. From dust bunnies under the couch to accumulated layers on the countertops, it may seem like you’re constantly wiping up dust. Luckily, dust in those areas is relatively easy to clean, but what about all the dust floating throughout the air in your home? With the right air purification system, you’ll see a noticeable decrease in the amount of dust in your home.

Mold & Mildew

It’s possible that mold and mildew are lurking in your home in areas that you may not even see. These fungi can develop in indoor environments and live on virtually any surface. They often cause allergic reactions and can induce immune responses that cause sickness and disease such as respiratory infections and cancers.

While anyone can be affected by mold and mildew, allergy sufferers and those with asthma are hypersensitive to its effects. Unfortunately, southern Alabama is no stranger to mold and mildew because of the hot, humid climate we experience here. Because of this, Swinson AC offers the best air purification solutions to regulate humidity and eliminate mold and mildew in your home.

Besides getting an air purification system, you should also regularly check damp areas with little airflow for occurrences of mold and mildew. If you find severe outbreaks, don’t attempt to remove them yourself. Dermal contact or ingestion can cause severe reactions.


The flu, respiratory tract infections, the common cold, and Covid-19; these are only a few of the viruses that could be lurking through the air in your home. New technology, such as the REME HALO® whole home in-duct air purifier has been proven to eliminate viruses, including COVID-19, by up to 99.9% from the air in your home. 

Pet Dander

If you have pets, it’s important you understand what they bring into your home. Besides outdoor elements such as pollen, dirt, and dust, pets may leave behind urine, feces, saliva, dead skin, and hair wherever they go. These allergens can lead to severe asthma attacks, irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, and negative effects on your health. Regularly groom your pets and properly clean your home to avoid allergy attacks. An air purification system will also help to eliminate what your pet leaves behind from the air in your home.

However, pets do have a positive effect on our health as well! When we’re young and developing, pets help to desensitize us to different allergies, making our immune system stronger and able to take on more as we grow older. 


Pollen is a byproduct of reproducing plants that is around all year but is worse in the spring. Pollen is easily transferred into and around your home by attaching to our clothes, hair, skin, and the bottom of our shoes. As you’ve likely experienced, pollen brings itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, runny noses, coughing, and shortness of breath. These symptoms are surely bothersome, but for some, such as those with asthma, they can even be deadly. The right air purification system will eliminate most pollen from your home, leaving you breathing easier.


Fireplaces, cigarettes, and cooking are the leading causes of smoke in homes and can lead to headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. While using the fireplace to heat your home may be a great way to save money, you could be filling your home with smoke and soot without an air purification system. Exposure to severe levels of smoke can lead to harmful respiratory conditions. Air purification systems work to eliminate smoke from the air in your home for your comfort and health.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

You leave behind VOCs in your home when using household products such as cleaners, cosmetics, and paints. Once used, these products vaporize and become gases at room temperature. These gases are known as VOCs. The negative effects of VOCs on humans and animals are widely varied and can be detrimental. So, how do you avoid them when they can easily be dispersed in your home through air fresheners, cleaning supplies, paint supplies, and smoke?

It’s important to:

    • Provide ventilation when using these products.
    • Properly dispose of these products.
    • Minimize exposure to these products.
    • Have an air purification system installed in your home to eliminate VOCs.

Another VOC that could be lurking in your home is formaldehyde, a strong-smelling, colorless gas coming from materials used to build homes. Over time, limits have been placed on construction materials used in building homes to prevent high levels of formaldehyde, but if you’re experiencing a burning sensation in the eyes, nose, and throat, coughing, rashes, wheezing, or chest tightness, you may want to have an inspection done, and you’ll definitely want to install an air purification system in your home.

What Can I Do?

So how can you eliminate these indoor air pollutants from your home? Invest in an air purification system. Swinson AC offers several great air purification systems, including the award winning REME HALO® whole-home in-duct air purification system. This system uses bi-polar ionization to purify every cubic inch of air conditioned space in your home. 

Features & Benefits

The REME HALO® provides many benefits to homeowners such as reducing 99.9% of bacteria, mold, and viruses in the air and on surfaces. This system works to reduce smoke, odors, VOCs, allergens, dust, and other airborne particles that can create an unhealthy environment to allergy sufferers in your family. REME technology also features replaceable LED cell modules that outlast competing technologies. With 2.5x longer life than current UV lamps, LED cell modules provide lower maintenance and less money spent in the long run. We’ve seen the effectiveness of it’s service and know you’ll be satisfied for years to come. 

Learn More

To learn more about installing the REME HALO® in your home, visit our website at or contact us at 251-990-0998. We offer the best in air purification solutions and can give you advice on what exactly your home needs.