The majority of people are not familiar with the poor quality of some indoor air. You and your family spend 90% of the time indoors where you are exposed to very high levels of airborne particles. These indoor levels can be 2 to 5 times higher than that outside. Today, the Environmental Protection Agency ranks poor indoor air quality among the top five environmental risks to public health. Improving your heating and air conditioning with our indoor air quality products is the healthiest home improvement you can make. Our heating and air conditioning accessories can help make your home more comfortable for you and your family.
BGE HOME recommends three strategies to ensure your indoor air quality is always at its best:
- Control the Source: Reduce or remove as many asthma or allergy triggers from your home as possible. The most common cause of indoor air pollution is dirty duct systems. If you have a duct system in your home, ensure a certified professional cleans it regularly.
- Ventilate: Always keep fresh air circulating as much as possible by keeping your windows open whenever the weather allows.
- Clean the Air: Sometimes the season or inclement weather does not allow proper air ventilation. To ensure your air is healthy year around, you can purchase an air cleaning system. Air cleaning systems capture airborne particles such as pollen, cat dander, tobacco smoke particles, mold spores and household dust. It literally cleans your air to ensure you breathe a lot easier in your home.