How Indoor Air Quality Can Affect You Take a deep breath and inhale. Feels good, right? Not to be a killjoy, but are you in your home? If so, you might be shocked if you knew how many toxins you just drew in, including chemical vapors, microbes, mildew, viruses, bacteria, dust, dirt, pollen, allergens and more. Wait…what? The EPA found in a survey that Americans spend 87% of their lives in the home, and that indoor air pollutant levels are up to 100 times higher than levels outside of your home. Yikes! Now think about the fact that we breathe an estimated 3,000 gallons of air every day. And so do your kids. So does your pet. When it comes to food and water, it’s trendy to go organic or upgrade your faucet with the latest filter, but what about the air we breathe? Honestly, people, we can no longer 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: Reduce the negative impact on 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 improves how efficient your HVAC system works. How about “smaller carbon footprint” and “lower costs over time?” Protect your investment. Better air quality keeps heating and air conditioning components from corrosion, microbials, dirt and debris. If you like DIY projects, you can definitely find ways to improve your home’s air quality. But even the most mechanically-minded homeowners can’t do it all…and that’s where BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Elkhart can help. With a vast array of quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service—for all makes and models, all day, every day—you can take that deep breath indoors and know it’s the highest indoor air quality possible. Let the experts help, call BW/Cook Service Experts in Elkhart today at 574-218-6404.