Did you know that indoor air pollution is just as common as outdoor pollution, and in many cases is 2 to 10 times worse? While most people would think twice before eating from dirty dishes or drinking impure water, surprisingly few have concerns about the air inside their homes. Meanwhile, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers indoor air pollution the number one environmental health problem in the United States.
Air specialists from Grove Heating and Cooling, Inc. can help you asses indoor air quality in your home or office and recommend steps to improving it. We can perform:
- air purifier and humidifier installation
- duct system design and installation
- air duct cleaning
Not convinced? Consider these facts:
- For every 1,500 square feet of living space your home acquires about 40 pounds of dust per year. Dust is the primary means for mites, bacteria, viruses and germs to enter your lungs.
- An average pillow’s weight is 50% dust mites!
- Cigarette smoke, naturally occurring radon, as well as chemicals used in household cleaners can linger indoors for a long time.
- Due to the out–gassing of carpets, wood finishes, glues and other chemical-containing products we keep in our homes, a baby crawling on the floor inhales pollutants equivalent to 4 cigarettes a day.
- More Americans are taking steps to seal their homes in order to increase energy efficiency. One side effect, however, is that less air is exchanged with the outdoors and pollutants can build up to dangerous levels.
- The EPA estimates that nearly 60% of all American homes are “sick” – this means that the air inside them is considered hazardous to breathe.