AIR QUALITY FACTS

AIR QUALITY FACTS

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FACT: 
The average six-room house collects 40 pounds of dust each year. (Discover Magazine)
FACT: 
Nine out of 10 system failures are caused by dirt and dust. (Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service)
FACT: 
Clean systems restore capacity and reduce running time. This means you will save on monthly heating and cooling bills.
FACT: 
A buildup of .042 inches of dirt on a heating and cooling coil can result in a decrease in efficiency by 21%. (Environmental Protection Agency)
FACT: 
Most retail purchased fiberglass filters are only 7% efficient in stopping dust, dirt, pollen, molds etc. from passing through. (American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers)
FACT: 
50% of all illnesses are either caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air. (American College of Allergists)
FACT: 
One out of every six people who suffer from allergies does so because of the direct relationship to the fungi and bacteria in the duct system. (Total Health and Better Health Magazine)
FACT: 
Legionnaire’s Disease was spawned in air conditioning ducts. It killed 29 people in 1976. (American Lung Association)
FACT: 
In the summer of 1988, at least seven people died in the Los Angeles area from Legionnaire’s Disease. (Modesto Bee, 1988)
FACT: 
Children are more likely than adults to be affected by polluted air. They breathe faster, inhale more air per unit of body weight and are closer to the ground where concentrations of air pollutant are higher. (Department of Consumer Affairs)
FACT: 
The elderly, asthmatics, and people with breathing problems, allergies, or lung diseases are also more likely to be more sensitive to pollutants. (Department of Consumer Affairs)
FACT: 
Most people spend 60% to 90% of their time indoors. (American Lung Association)
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