Residential indoor air quality is definitely something to consider, if you care about you quality of life or how long you want to live. Do not think it's a big deal? Here's a recent statement by the EPA on their website: “In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicators that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors. ” (link to full EPA article below)
So poor residential indoor air quality is not just someone's opinion-it's a real problem supported by a lot of scientific evidence. And if that indoor air is beneficial to our health or a detriment depends heavily on whether we use products that help improve indoor air quality or not. And by products, we're talking about equipment that filters the air before we breathe it, humidifiers or dehumidifiers to achieve healthy moisture levels, etc. Research is showing more and more that by not taking the preventive steps, our air quality can become a silent killer, causing all sorts of illnesses and ultimately reducing lifespan for everyone in the home. It's a choice much like whatever you choose to filter your water or not, knowing that pollutants are there and research has proven that they do cause health problems with repeated exposure.
A lot of people choose not to buy indoor air quality equipment because they feel it's too expensive, too much trouble to try to figure out what is needed, or they do not think it's necessary in their home because they feel 'fine' at the moment and that must mean they do not have any problems. Here is the truth about each of those: For those that feel air quality treatment systems are just too expensive, it really helps to talk to a professional about it and get a couple of opinions because most people do not need to spend as much as they think. And, your health insurance provider may even cover some of the cost.
For those that see it as too much trouble, again, best to speak to a professional that can quickly analyze your situation for free and explain the details-it's really not that difficult. You usually only need some type of filtration system and possibly something to help achieve proper humidity. For those that do not think it's an issue because they feel fine-well, you might be good for a few more years, but there is long term research that has linked poor indoor quality to most of the major killers-heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's and more.
And you can prevent those things just by quickly taking a few steps to improve your indoor air quality. And do not take our word for it – do your own research and see for yourself. Our goal is to help as many people as possible to live and feel better by breathing clean air and avoiding unnecessary pollutants.