820 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 6
Chesapeake, Va 23320
- 2646
Office: 757-655-6447 | FAX: 757-523-6530

You Have 1 Item in your Cart. Price is $199


You know air pollution hurts your lungs, but what about your heart? – Chesapeake, VA

Darren Kincaid - Friday, April 29, 2016

It turns out that air pollution, both indoor and outdoor, is another factor that contributes to cardiovascular disease. According to a new study, air pollution can increase inflammation, which leads to many chronic diseases.

This study looked at the effect of the air in your home and a step that may reduce that pollution.

Indoor air pollution poses a particular problem to overall health because we spend most of our time inside.

An indoor air filter could help cut risks to cardiovascular disease from pollution. This solidifies the link between pollution, inflammation and disease. Reducing or eliminating sources of pollution and dealing with toxins is a major issue.

Improve Indoor Air Quality and Cut Cardio Risk

The goals of the study:

"Our main objectives were to evaluate the potential for a simple intervention to improve indoor air quality and reduce pollution-related cardiovascular health risks and to better understand the mechanisms that contribute to air pollution-related cardiovascular health problems."

Smoky Stoves Emit Pollution

The study found smoke from older wood stoves as not only a key source of heat, it is also a major source of air pollution inside homes.

So to see if they could clear the air and improve the health of residents, they put HEPA (high efficiency particle air) air filters into 25 homes. The air filters were installed in living rooms and bedrooms.

While the study was done in a town where wood smoke was the major source of air pollution, it is relevant to other environments where particles from the exhaust from cars, trucks and buses foul the air.

Improving the Air with HEPA Filters

The results of the study were impressive, finding that the filters placed inside the houses tested worked to cut average amounts of fine particulates by 60 percent and wood smoke by 75 percent. They also discovered that using the filters was associated with reduced inflammation, namely a 32.6 percent decrease in C-reactive protein (CRP), and an improvement in a test for blood vessel function. The reduction in CRP noted in the study is comparable to those that have been achieved with dietary changes.

Among the particles that can be found in a home are:

  • Dust as solid matter or fumes and smoke, which are mixtures of solid and liquid particles.
  • Biological contaminants, including viruses, bacteria, pollen, molds, dust mite and cockroach body parts and droppings, and animal dander.

Particles come in a wide range of sizes. Small particles can be fine or coarse. Of primary concern from a health standpoint are fine particles that have a diameter of 2.5 micrometers (µm) or less. These particles (described as "respirable") can be inhaled; they penetrate deep into the lungs where they may cause acute or chronic health effects.

But it is not only particles in the air that you should be concerned about. Particle content in municipal water supplies vary greatly. You should seek the details of your water quality from your municipal or county government. Regardless, sink or whole-house water purification systems serve to not only improve the taste and feel of your water but it also improves the healthiness of your water too.

For more information on improving indoor air quality, contact Central Plumbing and Heating.

Recent Posts


Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc replacing the HVAC equipment, Chesapeake, VA repair your broken water lines HVAC contractor tips to cut energy costs Chesapeake, VA Heat Pump in Chesapeake, VA tax credit for major systems upgrades, Chesapeake, VA improve indoor air quality, Chesapeake, VA Furnace service and maintenance plans Plumbing services in Chesapeake, VA cut home energy costs, Chesapeake, VA indoor air quality energy saving HVAC systems in Chesapeake, VA heating system maintenance service cut energy costs air conditioning service HVAC service in Chesapeake, VA frozen pipes tips on keeping your home cool, Chesapeake, VA air conditioning filter AC tune up qualified AC contractor, Chesapeake, VA clean the air conditioning filter Central Plumbing System indoor air quality, Chesapeake, VA tax credit for major systems upgrades air conditioning tune-up Heating system inspection buy a new furnace Central Heating and Plumbing professional furnace expert HVAC tune-up air conditioner service lower your utility bills, Chesapeake, VA Dirty air filters in your HVAC system, Chesapeake, VA heating system repair or replace, Chesapeake, VA air-conditioning tune-up plumbing system repair HVAC expert service repairing or replacing the central AC, Chesapeake, VA HVAC equipment service furnace maintenance professional plumbers HVAC specialists in Chesapeake, VA HVAC technician, Chesapeake, VA hvac service chesapeake va reduce home energy bills summer cooling tips heat pump repair, Chesapeake, VA HVAC system repairs, Chesapeake, VA home heating, Chesapeake, VA cut home energy costs this winter, Chesapeake, VA HVAC repair and maintenance, VA HVAC specialist in Chesapeake, VA heating system repairs, Chesapeake, VA fixing the air conditioner, Chesapeake, VA repair or replace the HVAC, Chesapeake, VA replace existing ducted furnace in Chesapeake, VA plumbing repairs tankless (on-demand) hot water system Chesapeake, VA Forced air furnaces, Chesapeake, VA HVAC repair, Chesapeake, VA heating and cooling service plan in Chesapeake, VA furnace installation company heating system tune up, Chesapeake, VA heating system, Chesapeake, VA federal energy tax credits heating equipment maintenance HVAC system maintenance, Chesapeake, VA improving indoor air quality licensed plumber signs heating system needs replacement, Chesapeake, VA repairs to a gas water heater, Chesapeake, VA HVAC tune up, Chesapeake, VA AC repair and maintenance HVAC sales and services in Chesapeake, VA Dirty air filters, Chesapeake, VA heating and air conditioning system, Chesapeake, VA air conditioner maintenance water heater isn’t working properly, Chesapeake, VA improve indoor air quality new HVAC system in Chesapeake, VA heat pumps, Chesapeake, VA professional furnace maintenance Central Plumbing and Heating Inc HVAC equipment maintenance HVAC professional in Chesapeake, VA air conditioning tune-up, Chesapeake, VA cut energy costs Chesapeake, VA high-efficiency furnaces, Chesapeake, VA how to improve indoor air quality, Chesapeake, VA Heating specialists in Chesapeake, VA replacing an older air conditioning system, Chesapeake, VA Installing a new air conditioning system inspect the furnace or heat pump, Chesapeake, VA home HVAC systems heating and air-conditioning contractor, Chesapeake, VA plumbing service in Chesapeake, VA residential air conditioning systems poor indoor air quality energy efficient heating, Chesapeake, VA Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit increase your home’s efficiency, Chesapeake, VA heating system repairs Central Plumbing and Heating HVAC system repair and replacement Chesapeake, VA HVAC technicians in Chesapeake, VA HVAC check-up and maintenance service AC tune up, Chesapeake, VA home HVAC system in Chesapeake, VA HEPA air filter Energy Star Products, Chesapeake, VA energy tax credits HVAC expert repair or replace AC, Chesapeake, VA Furnace service and maintenance, Chesapeake, VA How Long Should a Furnace and Air Conditioning Unit Last heating system check and tune-up HVAC technician certified HVAC specialist repairing or replacing a water heater or HVAC system in Chesapeake, VA AC cleaned and maintained home HVAC repair heating system maintenance services heating contractor hvac sales service chesapeake va AC repair and maintenance, Chesapeake, VA efficient ways to heat a home, Chesapeake, VA reduce home heating bills full HVAC unit replacement Greater Boston Plumbing HVAC home heating service Chesapeake VA New air conditioning and heating equipment hvac repair install weather proofing chesapeake va residential air conditioning systems service repair or replace your central air conditioning equipment, Chesapeake, VA heating system tune up Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA licensed HVAC contractor replace a gas water heater, Chesapeake, VA repairing or replacing the AC unit in Chespeake, VA replacing the central air conditioner, Chesapeake, VA HVAC systems checked, Chesapeake, VA air conditioning equipment air conditioner tips high-efficiency furnace, Chesapeake, VA energy efficient HVAC system, VA air conditioning repair indoor air pollution HVAC check-up and maintenance sink or whole-house water purification systems certified HVAC expert in Chesapeake, VA energy efficient products eligible for tax credits new air conditioner unit with warranty Central Plumbing and Heating Inc. air conditioning maintenance full HVAC unit replacement, Chesapeake, VA gas water heater problems, Chesapeake, VA hvac repair install cheseapeake va AC service and maintenance HVAC system in Chesapeake, VA replace the furnace Professional HVAC experts in Chesapeake, VA heating system AC cleaned and maintained, Chesapeake, VA AC repair heating system maintenance HVAC maintenance air conditioning repairs and maintenance in Chesapeake, VA indoor air filter heating contractor in Chesapeake, VA Installing new air conditioning system HVAC contractor in Chesapeake, VA HVAC system, Chesapeake, VA HVAC service maintenance in Chesapeake, VA maintaining the air conditioner, Chesapeake, VA certified plumber HVAC system service energy tax credits, Chesapeake, VA