A lot has been said about indoor air quality, but you can never put too much emphasis on the importance of healthy air. We spend, on average, 90% of our day indoors. Here are some facts about indoor air quality that might surprise you.
Indoor Air is Dirtier Than Outdoor Air
The EPA created several air quality studies, and those studies found that indoor air has about 100 times the concentration of pollutants and allergens than outdoor air! It makes sense, if you think about it; all of the pollen and mold that live outdoors get diffused into the environment, but get trapped inside of homes and offices.
Dust Mites are the Most Common Household Allergen
Dust mites are everywhere. In addition to these invisible — but highly allergenic — creatures, there is the presence of pet dander, pollen and other spores that get tracked inside, and possibly mold and rodent droppings.
An Indoor Air Quality Test Can Help
A professional indoor air quality test can tell you which allergens are present in your home or office. Then you can formulate a plan to reduce them, and everyone can breathe easier under your roof. Call an HVAC professional to set up your air quality test.
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