Recent studies by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have shown that indoor air pollution levels can be 100 times higher than outside, even in the largest cities like Houston. If you have lingering odors, indoor pets, suffer from allergies, smoke inside, or live in a home built within the last five years, then your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is most likely suffering. Consider these alarming statistics:
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported that indoor air pollution levels can be up to 100 times higher than the air outdoors, even in large cities like Houston.
- The American College of Allergists says that 50% of illnesses are caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air.
- The American Medical Association stated that 1/3 of our national health bill is directly attributed to indoor air pollution.
- The average person spends over 90% if their time indoors!
The health issues created by poor IAQ are so numerous that the EPA, Centers for Disease Control, Consumer Product Safety Commission, and many other government entities have entire websites dedicated to addressing these issues and their solutions. In the past, indoor air quality products such as media filters and U.V. lights were extremely expensive and not very efficient. With the influx of technology to the HVAC industry, now indoor air quality products have never been more affordable or effective. To learn about IAQ products and how they can improve your overall health and comfort, call us today for Expert Advice