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Discover the Difference That Improving Your Indoor Air Quality Will Provide
02 Jul
By: Climate Control

What are the benefits of increasing your home’s indoor air quality?

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Just about every homeowner is surprised when they learn the indoor air quality of their homes can be up to five times more polluted and contaminated than the air outside of their homes. When you consider all the possible pollutants that can be in the home, such as pet dander, dust particles, dirt particles, cigarette smoke, plant spores, and dust mites, it’s easy to see how they can build up over time.

If windows and doors are typically closed, this becomes even more of an issue. The air becomes trapped and the buildup begins. In fact, the EPA estimates Americans spend up to ninety percent of their time at home, and indoor air quality is rated among the top five possible health hazards, leading to asthma and other poor air quality-related health conditions. So, what can you do about it? Here is a good place to start:

  • Keep your home clean and well ventilated.
  • Grow more indoor plants.
  • Watch out for chemicals coming into your home; cigarettes by themselves have more than 4,000 chemicals in them; another item to look out for is dry cleaning products.
  • Install a dehumidifier to cut back on possible mold and mildew growth.
  • Consider having an indoor air quality check so you know what your exact unique air quality situation is.
  • Install an indoor air filtration system; indoor air purifiers have the potential to remove over 90% of indoor air contaminants.

If you want to discover the difference that improving your indoor air quality will provide you and your family, contact the indoor air quality experts at Climate Control Heating and Air Conditioning today.

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