The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that Americans spend up to 90 percent of our time indoors. That’s a problem when a growing body of scientific research suggests that the air inside of homes and other buildings can contain more contaminants than the outdoor air, even in the most polluted cities. Even though we’ve made amazing advancements in HVAC technology, indoor air quality (IAQ) in many homes is worse than ever due to how tightly sealed new homes are.
Pet dander, pollutants, cooking fumes, microbial growth, and dust mites are just a few of the things that might be contaminating the air you breathe at home. Your HVAC system can exacerbate the problem by blowing these contaminants into every room in your home, causing them to lodge in your ductwork and other HVAC components. The health effects of poor indoor air quality include allergies; eye, nose, and throat irritation; asthma; headaches; and fatigue. To help you and your family avoid these issues, Island Aire of Southwest FL offers an array of inside air quality solutions.