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8 Ways a Dirty Air-Conditioner Affects Your Family’s Health

The air filter in your air conditioning system cleans the air that the system blows into your home. If replaced or cleaned regularly, your system will run more efficiently, your family, and pets will breathe cleaner air. If not maintained properly, your system may cool your home tolerably, but in actuality may be contaminating the air. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calculated that we spend as much as 90 percent of our time indoors. However, because today’s homes have been well insulated and wrapped air tight in an effort to lower energy use, they can also keep airborne problems inside [...]

Tips for Clean and Healthy Indoor Air

Tips for Clean and Healthy Indoor Air Indoor air can be five times worse in quality than outdoor air. Still many of us spend almost 90% of our time indoors. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that poor indoor air can cause or heighten asthma, allergies (and other respiratory problems), headaches, irritations to the eyes and skin, colds and flues, sore throats and even memory loss, dizziness, fatigue and depression. If there is extended exposure to toxic airborne particles the effects can include heart disease, respiratory disease, reproductive disorders, sterility and even cancer. Here are a few [...]