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Feb 03 2014

4 Surprising But True Facts About Typical Residential Indoor Air Quality

Know the truth to improve your home's indoor air quality.

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is one of the Environmental Protection Agency's top 5 risks to public health. Despite this, most of us aren't very aware about the quality of our indoor air - especially the air in our own home. Even if you've heard the EPA's warning, you may not know why they are so worried.

That's why you may be surprised about the four following facts about indoor air quality:

  1. The average American spends 22 hours a day indoors. With so much time spent inside, indoor air quality has a huge impact on our health, especially if it's poor quality.
  2. The air inside the average American home is between 2 and 100 times more polluted than the air outside. The vast majority of indoor pollution comes from indoor sources - cooking and tobacco smoke, mold, mildew, and animal dander, for example.
  3. Nearly half of Americans do not change the filter on their heater or air conditioning unit every 2 to 3 months as recommended. An incredible 10 percent of Americans never change their filters.
  4. Almost 22 million Americans are reported to have asthma; at least 4.6 million of those cases can be attributed to indoor air quality problems caused by mold and/or mildew in the home.

At Comfort Services, we provide several services that can check the quality of your indoor air quality to keep your family breathing clean, healthy air. Heating/air conditioning repairs, humidifiers, and air filtration systems can be fast fix to indoor air quality problems that can cause major health issues for you or your family. Schedule an appointment for a consultation with one of our experts today.

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