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Impacts of poor indoor air quality

Does your home seem unusually dusty? Are you constantly fighting off the sniffles? Is static electricity a problem? These are just a few possible signs of the impact Bad Air can have in your home. Poor air quality can affect your family's health, your comfort, and it can even damage your home.

Your health:

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, approximately 50% of illnesses are either caused or aggravated by bad air inside the home. What's "bad" are airborne pollutants and moisture imbalances that can seriously jeopardize your family's health and well being:

  • Tiny particles and biological contaminants like Pollen, dirt, Mold, Bacteria, Pet Dander, Dust mites and viruses can trigger allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems
  • Odors and chemical vapors from sources like perfumes, cleaning supplies, paints, pets and cooking fumes can cause headaches, fatigue and allergic reactions
  • Too much Humidity can promote the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria and other pollutants that can aggravate allergies and asthma
  • Too little humidity can cause dry skin, sore throats and increase the risk of infections and respiratory ailments

Your comfort:

Moisture imbalances are a chief culprit in the battle against bad air. Too much moisture or too little moisture in your home can have a big impact on the way you feel.

If the Humidity level in your home is too high, the air feels sticky, moist and warmer than the actual temperature. You find yourself lowering the thermostat, making the air conditioner work overtime in an attempt to feel more comfortable.

If the Humidity level is too low, the air feels cooler than the actual temperature. You're more likely to feel tired and achy, have itchy skin and get zapped by annoying static electricity.

Your home:

You've spent a lot of time and energy making your house into the perfect home. Bad air can really spoil things. Once again, moisture is the biggest problem.

Too much moisture in the air can cause Mold and mildew damage to nearly any surface, including walls, furniture, carpeting and drapes. In fact, all your valuables need protection from excessive Humidity.

Too little moisture can cause problems, too, causing wood floors and furnishings to crack, split or warp. Dry air can cause paint to flake and wallpaper to peel.