Thanksgiving: Thankful for the Air We Breathe

Posted on November 11, 2015

Thanksgiving - Call the GeneralThe importance of having clean air to breathe cannot be understated. It’s not good enough for our health to breathe in just any old air; indoor air quality is a major factor of our health, our comfort, and our safety. While many people across the globe suffer silently with poor indoor air quality and no means of rectifying it, we in the Coachella Valley are thankful for our air – and the means to improve it.

What Affects Our Indoor Air Quality?


Research says that Americans spend up to 90% of their time at home indoors. In addition, it needs to be said that health complications from breathing poor indoor air rank as one of the top 10 issues most affecting our overall health. The dry, dusty, desert air here in the Coachella Valley can seriously impact our health as well as our comfort. Poor indoor air quality can be caused by any number of pollutants, allergens, and substances in the air, both indoor and outdoor, some of which include:

  • Tobacco smoke
  • Emissions from gas fireplaces
  • Outdoor environmental causes, like radon and pesticides
  • Improper ventilation of home comfort systems (like your energy efficient HVAC in Palm Springs)
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) such as gases from carpets, furniture, newspapers, cosmetics, aerosols, dirty ductwork in HVAC systems, and even cooking

Improving and Maintaining Your Indoor Air Quality in Palm Springs


Overall, the EPA rates indoor air quality to be worse than outdoor air; the dry desert air of our area also affects our air conditioning and heating systems as well. Fortunately, there are numerous options available to improve the quality of your indoor air – and this is where General Air Conditioning & Plumbing can help. Our air quality specialists are armed with an array of third party tests to review the levels of contaminants and allergens discovered in your home, and we’ll recommend a plan of action to improve it right away. Whether you have a brand new home or an existing home, we typically can help to improve any level of initial air quality.

Protect your HVAC system, protect your health, protect the furnishings in your home, and protect your comfort by Calling the General to speak with a Home Comfort Advisor! Contact us to discover how we can help you improve the quality of your indoor air today!