How Indoor Air Quality Can Affect You Take a big breath and relax. Feels good, right? Not to be a killjoy, but are you inside? If so, you might be shocked if you realized how many toxins you just pulled in, including chemical vapors, microbes, mildew, viruses, bacteria, dust, dirt, pollen, allergens and more. Wait…are you serious? The EPA found in a survey that Americans spend 87% of their lives indoors, and that indoor air pollutant levels are up to 100 times higher than levels you may find outside. Yikes! Now think about the fact that we breathe an estimated 3,000 gallons of air every day. And that means your family does, too. So does your pet. When it comes to what we consume, it’s trendy to go organic or enhance your faucet with the latest filter, but how do we upgrade the air we breathe? Seriously, people, we can’t take indoor air quality for granted. Not anymore. It’s critical to take the time to assess quality of the air you breathe indoors. Doing so can: Improve your health. That’s right. And actually, 50% of all illnesses are either caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air according to the American College of Allergists. Decrease? your energy consumption. How? Cleaner air increases how efficient your HVAC system works. How about “smaller carbon footprint” and “lower costs over time?” A properly maintained heating and cooling system. Better air quality keeps heating and air conditioning components from corrosion, microbials, dirt and debris. If you like DIY projects, you can definitely find opportunities to improve the quality of the air in your home. But even the most mechanically-minded homeowners can’t do it all…and that’s where Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Austin can step in and help. With a vast array of quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service—for all makes and models, 24 hours a day—you can take that deep breath indoors and know it’s the highest indoor air quality possible. Let us help, call Strand Brothers in Austin today at 512-596-1257.