How Indoor Air Quality Can Affect You Take a big breath and relax. Feels good, doesn’t it? Not to be a killjoy, but are you in your home? If so, you may be alarmed 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 indoors, and that indoor air pollutant levels are up to 100 times higher than levels found outside. Yikes! Now think about the fact that we breathe an estimated 3,000 gallons of air every day. And so does your family. So does your Pug. When it comes to food and drinks, it’s becoming popular to go organic or fit your faucet with the latest filter, but how about the air we breathe? Come on, people, we can’t take indoor air quality for granted. Not anymore. It’s important to take a look at the quality of the air you breathe indoors. Doing so can: Keep you healthier. 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 enhances how efficient your heating and cooling system works. Want to enjoy a “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 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 Norrell Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Birmingham can help. With a vast array of quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service—for all makes and models, 24/7/365—you can take that deep breath indoors and know you can relax with improved indoor air quality. Let us help, call Norrell Service Experts in Birmingham today at 205-267-0023.