Dangers of Indoor Air
For over 4 decades we have been tightening up our homes to make them more energy efficient. This has caused indoor air pollution to rise to levels that the Environmental Protection Agency states is two to 10 times higher than the outside air. The considerable rise in the occurrence of allergic reactions, asthma attacks and other common ailments caused by this increased level of indoor air means the problem is real and only getting worse.
What causes this "indoor pollution"?
There are many sources of indoor air pollution in any home. These include combustion sources such as oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood, and tobacco products; building materials and furnishings, asbestos-containing insulation, wet or damp carpet, and cabinetry or furniture made of certain pressed wood products; products for household cleaning and maintenance, personal care, or hobbies; central heating and cooling systems and humidification devices; and outdoor sources such as radon, pesticides, and outdoor air pollution.
With all of these sources contributing to the poor quality of the indoor we breathe, it's easy to see how the harmful effects can be difficult to control. Contact a trained professional to conduct an air quality audit of your home to determine what risks you and your family are exposed to and how to best eliminate or minimize those dangers through indoor air quality solutions.
A dirty furnace or air conditioning system can be costing you a lot of money in utility bills
A poorly maintained cooling and heating system, including dirty ductwork, can cost hundreds in higher utility bills. This can all be prevented with a proper indoor air quality inspection from a trained professional.
Did you know?
According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency): "Accumulated debris can restrict the air flow in your air ducts, making your system work harder to heat and cool your home. A build up of .042 (1/20) inches of dirt on the heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease in efficiency of 21% increasing your monthly utility and fuel bills.”