How Indoor Air Quality Can Affect You Take a deep breath. Feels good, right? Not to be a killjoy, but are you in your house? If so, you might be shocked if you had an idea of how many toxins you just inhaled, including chemical vapors, microbes, mildew, viruses, bacteria, dust, dirt, pollen, allergens and more. Wait…is that true? 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 furry friend. When it comes to what we consume, it’s all the rage to go organic or fit your faucet with the latest filter, but how do we upgrade the air we breathe? Come on, people, we can no longer take indoor air quality for granted. Not anymore. You really need to increase the 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. Lower? your energy consumption. How? Cleaner air enhances how efficient your heater/AC works. Can you say “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 Do-It-Yourself projects, you can definitely take steps to bump up the air quality in your home. But even the most mechanically-minded homeowners can’t do it all…and that’s where Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Champaign can 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 your family can enjoy quality air. Let us help, call Chief / Bauer Service Experts in Champaign today at 217-689-2469.