How Indoor Air Quality Can Affect You Take a deep breath. Feels good, I bet? Not to be a killjoy, but are you inside? If so, you might be shocked if you knew how many toxins you just pulled in, including chemical vapors, microbes, mildew, viruses, bacteria, dust, dirt, pollen, allergens and more. Wait…is that true? 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 outside of your home. Yikes! Now think about the fact that you breathe an estimated 3,000 gallons of air every day. And so does your family. So does your Pug. When it comes to what we consume, it’s all the rage to go organic or fit your faucet with the latest filter, but what about the air we breathe? Seriously, 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: Reduce the negative impact on your health. 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. Reduce? your energy consumption. How? Cleaner air increases how efficient your heating and cooling system works. Want to enjoy a “smaller carbon footprint” and “lower costs over time?” Take care of your system. Better air quality keeps heating and air conditioning components from corrosion, microbials, dirt and debris. If you like Do-It-Yourself projects, you can definitely take steps to bump up the quality of the air in your home. But even the most mechanically-minded homeowners can’t do it all…and that’s where Aramendia Plumbing, Heating & Air in San Antonio can help. With a complete offering 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 Aramendia in San Antonio today at 210-404-4233.