The air quality within your home is extremely important to your health. Whether you have pets or loved ones living with you, their health is just as important as your own.

According to ASHRAE (the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning), 35% of the air in your home needs to be replaced every hour. Indoor air pollution is caused by an assortment of products. Some common air pollutants include:

-Air Fresheners
-Candles (scented and unscented)
-New Carpeting, Paints and Varnishes
-Cars, Gasoline, Paint and other chemicals stored in your garage
-Lawn Chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides

With 35% of your home’s air needing replacement hourly, good ventilation is very important. To maintain good air ventilation in your HVAC system, always use quality air filters. HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters can protect you from indoor air pollutants including some harmful chemicals that other filters don’t protect against. Replacing your air filters regularly helps to combat poor indoor air quality. Also, having your air ducts professionally cleaned reduces the build-up of dust, mold, particulates, pollen and carbon monoxide.

For more in-depth information and how to further control indoor air quality, visit the link below.

EPA Indoor Air Quality

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