You Are What You Breathe
Ways You Can Have A Positive Impact On Your Health
The air we breathe, the foods we eat, and the drinks we choose to consume each day make up our health and who we are. So it’s common to hear now days about how the food and drinks we take in and the effects it has on our health. We can choose through our own decisions to live a healthier lifestyle today so ultimately, we can live a healthier life in the future.
But what often times goes unnoticed is the concern of the air we breathe. Out of sight, out of mind, right? You probably have heard talk about all the pollutants we take in our lungs from the outside. What about the air quality inside our home? Don’t hear much about that, huh?
Did you know that indoor air quality is 70% more polluted than the outdoor air you breathe? And everybody says how much they love to be outside but, in fact, the statistics tell us just the opposite. The average person spends 60%-90% of their lives indoors! All I can think is WOW.
We Also Can Improve Our Indoor Air Quality
There are these “things” that float around inside our homes that will literally and figuratively make you sick. It has been noted that Over 50% of illnesses are either caused or aggravated by indoor air pollutants.
Here are just a few: dirt, dust mites, chemicals, viruses, bacteria, carbon monoxide, mold, allergens, pet dander, tobacco smoke, cooking residues, and yes, even fecal matter! Now that’s down right disgusting.
Fecal matter has commonly been detected in the air inside homes. Flakes of skin from pets and other pests (cockroach to name one) often time carries fecal matter that is released off of their bodies and ultimately helps to “make up” the air we breathe. Yuck!
We have allergic reactions to things we come in contact with and the air we breathe. Over time these particles that float around in the air and find cracks and crevices to get in and harbor. If left alone, these particles continue to build up and will make you sick.
If you have been like me in the past and thinking that regular wiping down the dust is all we can do to make our indoor air we breathe safer, you may need to think again. It certainly helps but over time other necessary steps need to be taken.
The areas we can see are not what we worry about. It’s the areas we can’t see such as above window and door frames, on top of ceiling fans, and inside your air ducts is where the concern really lies.
Thoroughly cleaning your air ducts help remove these dangerous dust particles that have collected over many years. Your air ducts should be cleaned every 3-5 years depending on your surrounding and the environment.
We are what we eat, drink, and breathe each day and knowing the facts about indoor air quality is kind of scary. We only get one “shot” at this thing called life and doing our part to make it as safe and successful as possible for us and our family is our responsibility.
If you would like more information on getting your air ducts cleaned, we would be happy to come out and take a look at your heating/cooling system and provide you with a free estimate and consultation.
Hope this was helpful and have a great week!
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