How Indoor Air Quality Can Affect You Take a big breath and relax. Feels good, right? Not to be a killjoy, but are you in your home? If so, you may be alarmed if you knew how many toxins you just pulled in, including chemical vapors, microbes, mildew, viruses, bacteria, dust, dirt, pollen, allergens and more. Wait…are you serious? The EPA found in a survey that Americans spend 87% of their lives in the home, and that indoor air pollutant levels are up to 100 times higher than levels found outside. Yikes! Now think about the fact that you breathe an estimated 3,000 gallons of air every day. And so does your family. So does your furry friend. When it comes to food and water, it’s all the rage to go organic or fit your faucet with the latest filter, but how do we upgrade the air we breathe? Honestly, people, indoor air quality isn’t a given. Not anymore. You really need to increase the quality of the air you breathe indoors. You’ll notice the following improvements: Keep you healthier. That’s right. And actually, 50% of all illnesses are either caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air according to the American College of Allergists. Reduce? your energy consumption. How? Cleaner air improves how efficient your heating and cooling system works. Can you say “smaller carbon footprint” and “lower costs over time?” A properly maintained heating and cooling system. Better air quality keeps heating and air conditioning components from corrosion, microbials, dirt and debris. If you like Do-It-Yourself projects, you can definitely take steps to improve your home’s air quality. But even the most mechanically-minded homeowners can’t do it all…and that’s where Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Gaithersburg comes in. With a vast array of quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service—for all makes and models, all day, every day—you can take that deep breath indoors and know your family can enjoy quality air. Let us help, call Parker Pearce Service Experts in Gaithersburg today at 301-476-4577.