Why should you keep your home’s air clean?

Poor air quality can lead to poor health. Pollutants in your home’s air can cause dizziness, headaches, nasal congestion, fatigue, shortness of breath, coughing and sneezing, plus they can aggravate allergies and asthma.

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What causes indoor air quality problems?

iaq2Pollutants can come from many different sources inside and outside the home.

For instance, furnishings (such as upholstery and foam padding), carpets, paints, and cleaning supplies, may release chemicals into the air.

These pollutants circulate through your ductwork, entering every room and living space.

If ventilation is inadequate, the pollutants multiply.

High temperature and humidity also increase concentrations of some pollutants.

Do you see what’s wrong with this picture?

*Source: www.epa.gov/iaq, June 27, 2001 **Source: AirAdvice 2004 field study - 10,254 tests

*Source: www.epa.gov/iaq, June 27, 2001
**Source: AirAdvice 2004 field study – 10,254 tests

Just because you can’t see the problem doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

No home is immune to indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. All homes can contain elevated concentrations of dust, dirt and chemicals. These impurities may not be visible to the naked eye. Homes can also be breeding grounds for mold and mildew.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside the average home is up to five times more polluted than the air outside.*

Results from in-home air tests across North America support this government finding. Nearly every home (96%)** had at least one IAQ problem:

  • 86% had high levels of particles and bioaerosols like dust, pollen and viruses
  • 71% were filled with odors and potentially harmful chemicals and gases

46% had problems with temperature and humidity

The Problem Why it’s a Problem The Solution
iaq4Odors/Chemical Vapors
(Perfumes, cleaning supplies, solvents, pet odors, cooking fumes)
Airborne chemicals can cause headaches, fatigue, nausea, rashes, dizziness and, in some cases, severe illness.

Purification

To combat toxins like chemicals, you have to destroy them. The PureAir™ air purification system safely and effectively removes and destroys chemical vapors and odors.

Ventilation

These systems replace stale indoor air with fresh air from outside, which helps dilute the power of toxic chemicals commonly found in household furnishings.

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Particles
(Pollen, dust mites, dirt, pet dander)

 Airborne particles can cause headaches, fatigue, nausea, rashes, dizziness and trigger asthma and allergies.

Filtration

High-efficiency filtration products are designed to capture small particles and keep them from recirculating back into your home’s air. This also helps maintain the efficiency of your HVAC system.

Humidity Control

Whole-home dehumidification systems help prevent moisture buildup, which can promote the growth of mold and mildew.

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Bioaerosols
(Bacteria, viruses, mold)

Biological contaminants can cause or aggravate asthma, as well as hay fever and other allergies.