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Indoor air quality: Facts you need to know.

Indoor Air Quality FAQs page

Improved indoor air quality can have a positive impact on your health and your home’s HVAC system. Air quality systems are growing in popularity among homeowners as the benefits of having cleaner air can clearly improve their health and optimize the efficiency of their heating and cooling systems, saving thousands of dollars in costly repairs and replacements.

The quality of the air we breathe indoors has become an increasingly important health and environmental concern. The facts speak for themselves:

  • FACT: According to American Lung Association, most people spend 60 to 90% of their time indoors.
  • FACT: Many health issues can be caused and even aggravated by contaminated indoor air.
  • FACT: Studies show that some indoor air problems involve your heating and ventilation systems.
  • FACT: According to the Department of Consumer Affairs, children and the elderly can be more affected by contaminated air.
  • FACT: More than 50 million Americans suffer from asthma and allergies.
  • FACT: Health effects of polluted air may show up after a single exposure or long after prolonged exposure.
  • FACT: Installing an indoor air quality system is one of the proven strategies for improving indoor air.
  • FACT: The levels of some hazardous pollutants in indoor air have been found to be up to 70 times greater than in outdoor air. Source: USEPA
  • FACT: One out of six people who suffer from allergies do so because of the direct relationship to fungi and bacteria in air duct systems. Source: Total Health and Better Health Magazines.
  • FACT: Respiratory irritants can circulate within the ducts and enter the room through the registers. Source: ALA Health Home
Indoor Air Quality FAQs page

Air pollutants and how they affect your HVAC system.
Allergens such as pollen, pet dander and dust will not only irritate your skin, but they can also harm your HVAC system. A regular air filter can only capture up to 5% of these airborne allergens; the rest can build up in the system and circulate throughout your home after turning on the heating or cooling. Your HVAC system can also collect bacteria and viruses that will be detrimental to your health. By installing an effective air quality system, the presence of these airborne contaminants can be greatly reduced. With an air quality system, your entire family can enjoy cleaner and healthier air without these potentially harmful air pollutants.

Other considerations for your home’s air include potential contaminants in the air produced by other systems or appliances in your home like carbon monoxide. Learn more about carbon monoxide and safety tips to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in your home.

We offer these indoor air quality systems from leading manufacturers to help you breathe cleaner, healthier air at home:

Ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light filter systems

Emitting intense light that reacts with harmful contaminants in a ducted heating and cooling system.

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Trane® CleanEffects™ air cleaner

Uses revolutionary technology that supplies your home with a cleaner, healthier environment.

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Central whole house humidifiers

Keeps proper humidity levels in the home, alleviates dryness and helps relieve allergy symptoms.

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Indoor air quality – facts and figures infographic

 

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