How Indoor Air Quality Can Affect You Take a deep breath and inhale. Feels good, doesn’t it? Not to be a killjoy, but are you inside? If so, you may be alarmed if you knew how many toxins you just inhaled, 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 you breathe an estimated 3,000 gallons of air every day. And so do your kids. So does your furry friend. When it comes to food and drinks, it’s all the rage to go organic or enhance your faucet with the latest filter, but how about the air we breathe? Seriously, people, indoor air quality isn’t a given. Not anymore. You really need to increase the quality of the air you breathe indoors. The benefits are: 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 enhances how efficient your HVAC system works. Can you say “smaller carbon footprint” and “lower costs over time?” A properly maintained heating and cooling system. Better air quality keeps heating and air conditioning components from corrosion, microbials, dirt and debris. If you like DIY projects, you can definitely find opportunities to improve the quality of the air in your home. But even the most mechanically-minded homeowners can’t do it all…and that’s where Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Columbia can help. With a complete offering of quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service—for all makes and models, all day, every day—you can take that deep breath indoors and know you can relax with improved indoor air quality. Call Midland Air Service Experts in Columbia today at 803-399-7208.