Indoor Air Quality FAQ’s
The quality of the air we breathe indoors has become an increasingly important environmental concern.
Is Your Home Healthy?
Your duct system functions as the respiratory system of your home. When it becomes contaminated and congested, it should be cleaned so it can “breathe” normally and efficiently.
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, it may be time to have your air duct system professionally cleaned.
Q. Does anyone in the house have allergies, asthma, or other respiratory problems?
Q. Does anyone in your family suffer from headaches, nasal congestion, or other sinus problems at night or in the morning?
Q. Is there a smoker in the house?
Q. Do you have dogs, cats or other pets?
Q. Do you notice “musty” or “stale” odors when the furnace or air conditioners runs?
Q. Do you notice dust on your furniture shortly after cleaning?
Q. Does it seem like there is not enough air flow coming from your vents?
Q. Is your furnace equipped only with a standard throw-away fiberglass filter?
Following are facts that have been determined by recognized authorities in the fields of health and air quality.
FACT Most people spend 60% to 90% of their time indoors. (American Lung Association)
FACT Many illnesses are either caused by, or aggravated by, polluted 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. (USEPA)
FACT Studies have shown that two out of three indoor air quality problems involve the HVAC system.
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. (Total Health and Better Health Magazines)
FACT Respiratory irritants can circulate within the ducts and enter the room through the registers. (Ala Healthier Home)
FACT Children and the elderly are especially affected by polluted indoor air. (Department of Consumer Affairs)