On average, residents of Southern Connecticut spend about 90% of their time indoors. That includes time at home, school, office, and running errands. Then you go to bed – indoors – and start all over again.
Well, be it ever so humble, all that indoor air can be making you sick, and partly by design.
Today’s homes are built to a higher standard of energy efficiency. And while that no doubt saves you money, it also prevents polluted indoor air from escaping. Add to that the toxins and chemicals often used in building materials, carpets, and household cleaners, and you have the perfect recipe for sick building syndrome – and sick family members, too.
If you or another family member suffers from asthma, allergies, or other respiratory ailments, poor indoor air quality can exacerbate the symptoms. This is especially dangerous for young children and the elderly whose immune systems may already be compromised.
Here are a few simple ways to fight back against poor indoor air quality:
- If you have pets, keep them clean and groomed.
- Don’t allow smoking indoors.
- Take your shoes off when entering your home. By doing so, you can keep up to 70% of the toxins found in dirt (pesticides, lead, and other pollutants) out of your main living spaces.
- Replace store-bought chemical cleaners with home-made green cleaning products.
- Consider installing a whole-house air filtration system.
Air filtration systems remove up to 97% of airborne particles such as toxins, bacteria, viruses, and mold spores which cause or worsen nearly half of all health problems. Eliminating these harmful materials from the air you breathe can prevent colds, the flu, asthma, headaches, and allergic irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat.
To learn more or schedule a free in-home air quality consultation, contact Nero Air Conditioning & Heating today. Our goal is to help you breathe easier and enjoy great comfort all year long.