The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that indoor air is one of the top five environmental health risks we face. Because today’s homes are being constructed to be more energy efficient, air inside our homes stays there without the opportunity to be replaced with fresher air. The EPA also states that the levels of hazardous pollutants in indoor air have been found to be up to 60 times greater than outdoor air. Add to that how much time Americans spend indoors and you can begin to appreciate why more and more Plymouth homeowners are looking into their indoor air quality.
Many forms of bacteria and viruses live on the insides of heating and air conditioning systems causing various health problems. And don’t forget about pollen, dust, dust mites, pet dander, etc. Even carpet, furniture, cleaners and more can release toxins into the air. All of these irritants can cause itchy eyes, swollen nasal passages, sneezing, headaches and more. The American College of Allergists and Asthma reports 40% -50% of all illnesses are caused by polluted indoor air. Luckily, Jones PHC has a solution. We carry a variety of products that increase the quality of your indoor air:
Another area of indoor air quality to consider is moisture. If you’ve noticed nose bleeds, cracked lips, dry itchy skin, coughing, etc. it may be due to a lack of humidity in your home. A whole house humidifier will help immensely. It will even keep wood floors and furniture from shrinking and cracking. We can install one on your furnace and it will help spread warm moist air throughout your home effortlessly.