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What Causes Indoor Air Quality Problems?

Indoor Air QualityHow clean is your indoor air?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified indoor air quality as one of the top five most urgent environmental risks to public health, especially when you consider that most people spend 90% of their time indoors, breathing an estimated 2,300 gallons of air every day. Yikes!

So you have one question…

What Causes Indoor Air Quality Problems?

There are several common sources on indoor air pollution in any home, including: combustion sources (oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood), building materials, asbestos, mold, dirt, dust, and so much more. These materials release VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) or particulate into the air, negatively affecting air quality in homes and commercial buildings. These issues can be exacerbated by poor, dirty, or inadequate ventilation; dirty air filters, or improperly maintained HVAC systems.

High temperature and humidity levels can also increase concentration of some pollutants.

Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Short-Term Effects

Indoor air pollution can irritate the eyes, nose, and throat, lead to dizziness and fatigue, as well as aggravate allergies, asthma, and other respiratory ailments. Alleviating these issues is often as simple as just eliminating the person’s exposure to the source of the indoor air pollution.

Poor IAQ can also lead to serious, long-term health issues.

Long-Term Effects

The long-term effects of IAQ can include respiratory diseases, heart disease, and even cancer.

Do I Have an Indoor Air Quality Problem?

Isn’t it time you breathed easier? Contact Fresh Air Concepts today for a FREE Indoor Air Quality Assessment. We are committed to providing you with a healthy home environment.

Since 2004, Fresh Air Concepts has been at the forefront in Air purification systems. We use patented UV (Ultra-violet) technology to naturally decompose and destroy contaminants such as viruses, odors, mold, bacteria, and other IAQ concerns.

Schedule HVAC Maintenance

Not only will preventive maintenance help improve energy efficiency and minimize costly breakdowns, but it could also help improve IAQ. Fresh Air Concepts offers HVAC maintenance and installation services throughout central Maryland. We also offer several maintenance contracts geared towards extending the life of your HVAC system through meticulous inspections and annual maintenance.

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Call Fresh Air Concepts today to schedule your Indoor Air Quality Assessment. Please contact us by calling 1-800-708-4FAC or click here today! Make sure to also follow Fresh Air Concepts on FacebookTwitter, and Google+ as well.

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