Did you know?
An EPA report estimates that Americans spend about 93% of their time indoors.
Indoor Air Pollution levels often average 10 to 100 times higher than outdoor concentrations, according to studies by the EPA, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and others.
The average six-room house collects over 40 pounds of dust each year.
Standard throw-away fiberglass filters remove less than 7% of these particles, which means much of the rest settles in your air ducts.
A National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study of government and private sector office buildings (including schools, colleges, and healthcare facilities) concluded that over 50% of indoor air quality problems reported were related to poor ventilation.
The EPA estimates lost productivity due to poor air quality at $60 billion annually.
The American College of Allergy and Immunology has found that house dust is the major cause of allergies in persons with year-round complaints.
Additionally, The American College of Allergists says that 50% of all illnesses are either caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air.
9 out of 10 systems failures are caused by dirt and dust. (Louisiana Cooperative Extension Services – LCES)
Cleaning a building’s ventilation system can also save up to 25-30% in utility efficiency.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, approximately 15,600 structure fires every year result from clothes dryer fires.
70% of these fires are caused by failure to clean such components as lint filters, ducts and vent systems.