A Healthy Home Improvement
We live in a world where healthy living has become a way of life. We diet and exercise to make ourselves feel better. We have also taken on environmental issues to make our world a cleaner and safer place to live. Yet the most overlooked issue is the air that we breathe.
The Environmental Protection Agency claims that indoor air has been found to be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air. Now consider that most people spend between 60% to 90% of their time indoors… The facts can be quite alarming.
- “One out of every six people who suffer from allergies do so as a direct result of the fungi and bacteria in the air duct systems.” (Better Health Magazine)
- “Children are more likely than adults to be affected by polluted indoor air.” (Dept of Consumer Affairs)
- “The average six room house collects 18kg of dust each year.” (Discover Magazine)
- “Typical fiberglass furnace filters are less than 7% efficient.” (ASHRAE)
Do you have an “Indoor Pollution Problem”?
If you answer “YES” to any of the following questions, your home may suffer from “Indoor Air Pollution”.
- Do you have an air circulating system that breathe utilizes a standard fiberglass filter?
- Do you have pets?
- Does anyone in your house suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory problems?
- Do you regularly clean excessive dust accumulations from your household furniture?
- Do you experience headaches, nausea, burning sensations in the nose, throat, or eyes when inside the home?
- Do you have “dust trails” or discoloring coming out of your air duct registers?
- When you last changed your furnace filter, did you see dust and dirt inside the filter housing?
Dirt, dust, mold, pollen, and animal dander are recirculated through our air ducts every time we turn on our heat or air conditioner. Combine this with moisture and you have the ideal breeding ground for fungi, germs, and household mold. Studies have confirmed that some diseases, including salmonella, strep, and legionnaires disease are spread by contaminated air ducts.