Indoor Air Quality And Your Health
Billions of dollars are spent each year to treat the symptoms of contaminated air. Instead of merely addressing the symptoms, you can deal with the cause by decontaminating the actual air in your home.
Today, our homes and workplaces are airtight and energy efficient. This means that they trap pollutants and contaminants inside, which lowers the quality of the air we breathe. The American Lung Association estimates that we spend 90% of our time indoors. Indoor air can be 2 to 3 times more polluted than outdoor air, so it is easy to see how your home or workplace could be harmful to your health.
Homes and offices have contaminated air that is circulated through the central heating and cooling system. Even frequent filter changes cannot stop this pollution. Disposable filters have an arrestance of less than 15%, thus letting 85% of the pollutants pass through the filter an into the air ducts.
Contaminants build up over time your air systems. This build up will reduce the efficiency of your air system, shorten the operating life, and continue to circulate the contaminants throughout your home or workplace.
The solution is a thorough air system decontamination performed by a qualified technician. There are several steps to air duct decontamination, the first being debris removal. Your system will require additional steps for a full decontamination. This includes cleaning the air handler and applying sanitizers and sellers to the duct system. The technician can explain the different steps and advise what your home or workplace needs.
To protect your freshly cleaned air system, ask your technician about a high efficiency permanent electrostatic air filter.