Pittsburgh is known for its stunning skyline, rich history, and passionate sports fans. However, the air quality of the city, while it has improved in recent years, still has a long way to go.
According to the American Lung Association’s 2023 “State of the Air” report, The Pittsburgh metro area, encompassing Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-OH-WV, ranked 20th worst and received an F grade for short-term particle pollution. Pittsburgh is also ranked as the 14th most polluted with year-round particle pollution.
But what exactly are these air pollutants that threaten our health and well-being? And more importantly, what can we do to protect our homes and families from them? Although Pittsburgh still meets air quality standards, understanding the pollution and how to protect your air quality is critical.
Pittsburgh’s most prevalent air pollutants are fine particulate matter from sources such as power plants, industries, diesel emissions, wildfires, and wood burning. Particle pollution can be dangerous to your health and, in extreme cases, even deadly.
Pittsburgh did receive its first overall assigned passing grade for ozone pollution, upgrading from an F to a C. The city also moved from 46th to 54th, most polluted by ozone smog.
Much of this improvement can be attributed to the Clean Air Act, but many air quality advocates state there is more work to be done because Pittsburgh still ranks among the worst air quality in the country.
The good news is that there are steps you can take to protect your home’s indoor air quality and reduce the impact of these common air pollutants. One effective solution is investing in a high-quality Jacob Heating and cooling indoor air quality system.
Our Jacob Heating & Cooling team understands the importance of providing clean, healthy air for our customers. We offer indoor air quality solutions that will improve the comfort of your home and help you and your family breathe easier.
In addition to indoor air quality installation, we also offer expert maintenance for your system to ensure it continues to remove pollutants and contaminants from your home effectively.
Don’t let Pittsburgh’s air pollution affect your home air quality. Contact Jacob Heating & Cooling today to learn more about how we can help improve your home’s indoor air quality and keep your family healthy and comfortable year-round.