How Indoor Air Quality Can Affect You Take a deep breath and inhale. Feels good, I bet? Not to be a killjoy, but are you inside? If so, you may be alarmed if you knew how many toxins you just inhaled, 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 indoors, and that indoor air pollutant levels are up to 100 times higher than levels outside of your home. Yikes! Now think about the fact that people breathe an estimated 3,000 gallons of air every day. And so do your kids. So does your pet. When it comes to food and drinks, it’s becoming popular to go organic or enhance your faucet with the latest filter, but how do we upgrade the air we breathe? Come on, people, we can’t take indoor air quality for granted. Not anymore. It’s critical to take the time to assess quality of the air you breathe indoors. You’ll notice the following improvements: Reduce the negative impact on your health. 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. Lower? your energy consumption. How? Cleaner air improves how efficient your HVAC system works. Want to enjoy a “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’re a DIYer, you can definitely find ways to improve the air quality in your home. But even the most mechanically-minded homeowners can’t do it all…and that’s where D & K Heating Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Belleville can step in and help. With a complete offering 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 the experts help, call D & K Heating Service Experts in Belleville today at 613-707-2421.