Is Your Home Having A Bad Air Day?

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air indoors, where we spend as much as ninety percent of our time, can be more polluted than city smog. The dust that collects on end tables and bookshelves is only a fraction of what's actually swimming around in the air: an invisible mix of dust mites, pollen, dander, mold and smoke that can be annoying to breathe and hazardous to your health.

Bad air can trigger coughing, chest tightness, sore throat, watery or itchy eyes, shortness of breath and even a full-blown asthma attack. If you live in a home with chronically poor air quality you can experience frequent headaches, long lasting colds and bronchitis as well as chronic asthma.

The first line of defense against airborne contaminants is to keep a house clean and well ventilated. However, for some sensitive people that may not be enough. Air filters are either built into the heating and cooling system (whole-house filters) or are freestanding units that can be placed in individual rooms (portable filters with self-contained fans).

The most efficient way to filter household air is through your home's forced-air heating or central air-conditioning system. The filters are built into the return-air ductwork which trap particles as air passes through. Such systems are passive, and as long as the fan is running, these systems are constantly filtering all the air in your house.

Contact Reese Services today to install a whole house air filtration system. Our technician can also service your HVAC system and ensure that it stays running smoothly all summer long.