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Modern houses – those built over the last 30 or 40 years – are specifically designed to be climate controlled and keep air either inside or outside. This is great for maintaining ideal temperatures in the home, but this “tightness” can have one significant side effect: keeping potentially harmful allergens, toxins and other nasty things that can adversely impact your family’s health inside the house.
Indoor air quality is important to your health, and you should try to minimize common household contaminants as much as possible. AirNow can help.
You can also see in the graphic at right how the Centers for Disease Control break down pollutants and potentially harmful health effects into three separate danger levels.
Indoor Air Quality Facts
- According to the EPA, indoor air can be as much as 100 times more polluted than outdoor air
- The average home collects roughly 2 pounds of dust per week
- Indoor air pollutants can lead to multiple problems, including asthma, allergies, and other, more serious issues, such as pneumonia and even depression.
- Children are extremely vulnerable to harmful pollutants because they have a tendency to breathe them in but not expel them out.
Indoor Air Quality Products and Services From AirNow
AirNow offers several products and services that can help you maintain clean air in your home. We provide air quality testing to determine your home’s overall air cleanliness and, based on our findings, will provide you with recommendations on how to enhance your home’s air quality.
We also offer:
Contact AirNow today to schedule an appointment for one of our air quality service technicians to inspect your home. We want to make sure the air around you is not only comfortable but as healthy as possible.
By Terry Barrett