Ask the Expert About Your Indoor Comfort
Did You Know?
90% of the average American’s day is spent indoors and more than 40% in your home?
With the introduction of air conditioning, maintaining proper indoor air quality ranks as the single biggest challenge for homes: 96.7% of American homes have at least one indoor air quality issue.
Nearly 60% of all Americans are allergic to at least one of the 10 most common allergens, including dust mites, cats, ragweed and some forms of fungus and mold. These can all be found in the home*.
Children are particularly susceptible to the affects of poor indoor air quality. Asthma cases are fastest growing among children under 5 years old and asthma affects 10-12% of all children ages 5 to 17. It is triggered or made worse by dust, allergens, particulate pollution and second-hand smoke, all of which can be found in the home.
(*Arbes, S. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, August 2005; vol 116; pp 377-383.)