Due to an increasingly busy lifestyle Americans spend more time every day in the confines of an office, a classroom and our home. With work and family responsibilities our lifestyles often keep us from spending much time outdoors in the fresh air.
This is why today the quality of the air we breathe indoors has become an increasingly important environmental and health concern. The quality of the air we are breathing today is greatly affected by our air conditioning and heating system.
The reason for that is simple, an air conditioning system doesn’t make air, it just recycles the same indoor air over and over again.
When you recirculate the air in a home repeatedly, breathing that air can be like bathing in someone else’s bath water due to poor and/or in adequate filtration.
Understanding how the quality of air affects homeowner’s lives is important.
The facts mentioned below are related to short term and long term symptoms to include, but not limited to, coughs, tightness in the chest, fever, chills, head and muscle aches, allergic responses, upper respiratory congestion
Most people spend 60% to 90% of their time indoors. (AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION
50% of all illnesses are either caused by, or aggravated by, polluted indoor air. (AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ALLERGISTS)
The levels of some hazardous pollutants in indoor air has been found to be up to 70 times greater than in outdoor air. (USEPA)
Studies have shown that two out of three indoor air quality problems involve the HVAC System.
More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies.
One out of six people who suffer from allergies do so because of the direct relationship to fungi and bacteria in air duct systems. (TOTAL HEALTH AND BETTER HEALTH MAGAZINES)
10-12 million Americans suffer from Asthma. (AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ALLERGISTS)
Asthma is the most Chronic Disease of childhood (ASTHMA AND ALLERGY FOUNDATION
Children and the elderly are especially affected by polluted indoor air. (DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS)
Most commercially available fiberglass furnace filters are less than 7% efficient and woefully ineffective (EPA)http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/airclean.html.
The most important fact of all is that most of the dangers listed above can be avoided quickly and easily by improving the quality of the air you breathe in your home without changing your lifestyle.
If you’d like to learn more about how you can improve the quality of your life and the air you breathe, give the indoor air quality specialists at Precision Air & Heating a call and learn how you can breathe easier in your home!
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