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Consider the following statistics about indoor air quality

  1. air-duct.jpegIndoor pollutant levels may be two to five times greater than outdoor levels – and in some instances more than 100 times higher, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  2. Americans spend nearly 90 percent of their lives indoors.
  3. The average amount a U.S. home will collect 40 pounds of dust in a year.
  4. Tobacco use – Cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products release airborne contaminants.
  5. Volatile organic compounds – Carpets, furniture, cabinetry, building materials, paint and other man-made items within a home can release VOCs.
  6. Household chemicals – Cleaning products, air-fresheners, personal care products such as hairspray and cosmetics, and glues used in hobbies and crafts can all be respiratory irritants.
  7. Natural sources – Radon is a colorless, odorless naturally occurring gas that causes approximately 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year, according to the EPA. Other common environmental contaminants are pollen, mold, mildew, dust and pet dander.

Clearly, it is vital that we all understand how best to clean the air that we breathe, and among the easiest ways to accomplish this is to regularly replace your heating/cooling system air filter,

Air Filters: the virtual 'lungs of your home'

As the virtual “lungs of your home,” your air filter helps remove the dust, dander, and other contaminants that are circulated throughout your home on average five to seven times each day.

When the air filter is clogged, it will strain harder to remove these contaminants, increasing your utility bills and shortening your HVAC equipment’s life.

The solution to air filter clogs? FILTERSCAN® WiFi air filter monitors!

Prevent this by always replacing your air filter at the appropriate time. Products such as CleanAlert’s FILTERSCAN WiFi in combination with the AirFilterSentry Notification Service can help you determine when is the right and most efficient time to change your air filter.  

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