Do you suffer from allergies, asthma or have any other health concerns? You’re not alone.
Studies have shown that air pollution levels can be up to 100 times higher indoors than those outdoors. In addition, poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has been known to either cause or aggravate 50 percent of all respiratory illnesses, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
The two leading causes of poor IAQ are mold growth and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Mold can form and grow on any surface that provides a food source and is surrounded by moderate temperatures, oxygen and sufficient moisture. VOCs are gases or vapors, such as formaldehyde, given off by solids and liquids. VOCs often cause short- and long-term adverse health effects. Fortunately, poor IAQ and the health problems that come with it are avoidable.
Keeping a clean, well-maintained attic and crawl space will help improve your indoor air quality while reducing energy costs at the same time. Establishing and maintaining a healthy living environment means keeping a clean house in both the places you can see and those you can’t. Spaces like your attic and crawl space have a huge impact on your indoor air quality.
Ask our team of energy experts if you feel your home may need cleaning or maintenance.