How Indoor Air Quality Can Affect You Take a big breath and relax. Feels good, right? Not to be a killjoy, but are you in your home? If so, you may be alarmed if you realized 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 inside, and that indoor air pollutant levels are up to 100 times higher than levels you may find outside. Yikes! Now think about the fact that people breathe an estimated 3,000 gallons of air every day. And so does your family. So does your furry friend. When it comes to what we consume, it’s all the rage to go organic or enhance your faucet with the latest filter, but how do we upgrade the air we breathe? Seriously, people, indoor air quality isn’t a given. Not anymore. It’s critical to take the time to assess quality of the air you breathe indoors. Doing so can: Keep you healthier. 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. Decrease? your energy consumption. How? Cleaner air increases how efficient your HVAC system works. How about “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’re a DIYer, you can definitely find opportunities to bump up the air quality in your home. But even the most mechanically-minded homeowners can’t do it all…and that’s where McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Grand Island can help. With a vast array 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. Call McElroy Service Experts in Grand Island today at 308-210-4398.