HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU SPEND INDOORS?
Most people spend 60 to 90% of their time indoors. The air you breathe has a substantial effect on you and your family’s health. Over the course of time, with normal use, air duct systems accumulate a mass of contaminants including dirt, dust, dust mites, bacteria, fungi, hair, pet dander, construction debris, and chemical residues.
WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT THE AIR IN YOUR HOME AND AT YOUR WORK:
- 9 out of 10 Heating/Cooling system failures are caused by dust and dirt (Source, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service).
- A build up of 0.042 inches of dirt (less than 1/16″ of an inch) on a heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease in efficiency of 21% (Source, Environmental Protection Agency).
- Dirty ventilation systems and contaminated ductwork combined, contribute to sick building syndrome in 50.9% of all cases (Source, Healthy Buildings International).
- Most commercially purchased fiberglass filters are only 7% efficient in stopping dirt, dust, pollen, ect. from passing through it (Source, ASHRAE).
- IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) litigation increases every year and recent IAQ lawsuits commanded hefty settlements. Businesses are faced with ever more stringent responsibilities in providing a safe working environment.
- It is estimated that poor air quality directly results, on an annual basis, in $1 BILLION in medical costs and $60 BILLION in employee sick leave and lost production.
- Clean systems restore capacity and lessen running time. This creates savings on heating and cooling bills. (Source, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service).
ARE YOU PUTTING YOUR FAMILY OR EMPLOYEES AT RISK? CONSIDER THESE FACTS:
- 50% of all illness is either caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air (Source, American College of Allergists).
- 1 out 6 people who suffer from allergies do so because of the direct relationship to the fungi and bacteria found in the air duct system. (Source, Total Health and Better Health Magazines).
- Indoor air is found to be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air. (Source, Environmental Protection Agency).
- The elderly, asthmatics and people with breathing problems are also likely to be sensitive to pollutants in the air of their own home. (Source, Department of Consumer Affairs).
- Children are more likely than adults to be affected by polluted air. They breathe faster, inhale more air per unit of body weight and are closer to the ground, where the concentrations of pollutants are higher. (Source,
- Department of Consumer Affairs).
- Most people spend 60 to 90% of their time indoors. (Source, American Lung Association).
You can take action TODAY to make sure that the air in your home or business is not causing harm to your family or employees.