Many people living in Georgia do not see indoor air quality as a high priority or a health risk. Unfortunately, as anyone who does their research will find, indoor air quality statistics can be alarming. At Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, we know firsthand that indoor air quality is not just a matter of comfort. Installing and maintaining indoor air purifiers offers serious long-term health benefits.
Time Spent Indoors Adds Up
Many people have never thought about quantifying the amount of time that they spend inside. However, the Environmental Protection Agency has found that the average American spends 90 percent of his or her time indoors. With indoor air quality often being significantly worse than outdoor air quality in the U.S., not investing in air purifiers just doesn't make sense.
Poor Air Quality Has Real Consequences
Some people may think that poor air quality only leads to symptoms that mimic those of allergies — congestion, mild eye and throat irritation, or difficulty breathing. This sometimes is the case, but the EPA also reports that severe health effects may include:
- Faintness or unsteadiness
- Respiratory illnesses
- Heart disease
Clearly, Augusta, GA air quality measures should be taken to improve indoor air quality for almost all homeowners. At Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, we look for affordable and individualized solutions so that none of our clients have to suffer from the effects of poor indoor air quality. If you're ready to breathe easier and give your health some help, contact us at (706) 914-1617 to learn about the air purifiers that we carry or to schedule an appointment.