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Revealing the Truth About Indoor Air Quality

truth of indoor air quality Mention air pollution and the first thing that comes to mind is a city filled with smog and how bad it can really get out there. So what if you learned that outdoor air pollution isn't really as bad as what you are likely to find indoors? Even more alarming, what you could be finding right inside your own Hudson Valley home sweet home.

What You Don't Know Could Hurt You

The truth of the matter is that homes have always been a source of poor air quality. The irony is that some of the problem has gotten worse, with the improvement of energy-efficiency. By enhancing the ability of your home to retain heat in the winter and cool in the summer, without much chance of escape, that also means air contaminants get trapped as well.

So what else should you know?

There are a number of surprising sources of contaminants, including products like carpet powders and even some candles. Know the ingredients and opt for more natural approaches to making your home smell fresh. Furniture can be a problem too. For pieces built before 2006, the chemicals used to make the material flame retardant can release toxins in the air. That, and certain materials trap dirt, dust and dander. So, every time you sit, you are releasing these toxins in the air. This is a major concern for anyone with breathing related illnesses and the elderly, who spend more time indoors. The exposure can cause flair ups and deteriorate respiratory function. According to the EPA, the air inside your home is likely to be as much as 100 times more polluted than the air outside your home. So, are you supposed to just live with this information and under these conditions?

Making Big Changes

The good news is that you can get proactive about making big changes to your indoor air quality. In the same way that you have probably gotten serious about changing the quality of your drinking water with a purification system, you can do the equivalent with the air that you and your loved ones breathe. At Perfect Comfort, indoor air quality is one of our areas of expertise. You can get the air quality you deserve and make changes to your home, and we can help make that possible for you. So don't wait another day.

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