Many people don't realize the potential impacts of poor indoor air quality. These top 10 facts about indoor air quality might surprise you:
Fact #1: According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside your home can be up to 5 times dirtier and more polluted than the air outside.
Fact #2: There are many more causes of poor indoor air quality than you might expect, including residues from building materials, radon gas, dust, bacteria, viruses, mold, pollen, pet dander, fumes from cleaning products, cigarette smoke and cooking residue.
Fact #3: Everyone is vulnerable to poor indoor air quality, however those most impacted are pregnant women, children, elderly adults and people who have an existing chronic respiratory issue (including asthma and allergies).
Fact #4: In the United States, there are 25 million people who have asthma.
Fact #5: There are 50 million people who suffer from allergies in the U.S.
Fact #6: Newer homes do not necessarily have better indoor air quality because newer construction techniques and materials used in tight-air construction can trap pollutants inside the home more effectively.
Fact #7: Indoor air quality is evaluated and rated based on six specific factors: Temperature, relative humidity, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, particle allergens and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Fact #8: Improved indoor air quality reduces the amount of airborne bacteria and viruses in the air you breathe at home and can reduce the number of illnesses your family experiences.
Fact #9: Better indoor air quality makes everyone more comfortable by balancing temperature and humidity while also removing irritants that can aggravate respiratory conditions.
Fact #10: Improving indoor air quality can help prevent dry skin and even protect your wood furniture by balancing moisture in the air and removing particulates that damage both skin and furnishings.
Did any of these top indoor air quality facts surprise you? Are you curious about the quality of the air inside your home? Call Carolina Comfort Systems or book a service appointment online today! We can evaluate the quality of your indoor air and discuss solutions for improving the air you and your family breathe with state-of-the-art technology from Bryant.