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THE IMPORTANCE OF INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Air quality is a hot topic when it comes to the environmental industry. Pollution and other nasty byproducts of burning fossil fuels can cause asthma, allergies and other health problems. But have you thought about the indoor space where you live, work or go to school? What if these areas were susceptible to harmful pollutants as well?

The fact is that indoor air quality can be just as important to your health as the air you breathe outside. Humans spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, which means that indoor pollutants can be a subtle but great risk if you do not take the steps to eliminate them.

This infographic offers some insight into what makes indoor air quality an important factor when it comes to your everyday health. Dust mites, pet dander, mold and harmful gases are all possible threats to having a safe indoor space, but there are simple and effective ways to make sure your home’s air is clean and your family is healthy:

  • Dust your home regularly.
  • Change standard air filters every month or two, or when you notice they are dirty. Make sure your filters are able to capture at least 85 percent of large airborne particles.
  • Use ventilation fans in your kitchen and bathrooms when the rooms are in use.
  • Install a carbon monoxide alarm and refresh batteries when needed.
  • Wash and vacuum carpets and furniture regularly.

Tioga offers air quality testing tailored specifically to your home, office or work area. Our specialists are trained to observe and assess the environment to help you make an informed decision and determine the best solution for your situation. For more information, click here or contact us for any indoor air quality concerns you may have.