Do you know what indoor air quality means? There can be several misconceptions, so Strittmatters is here to clear the air and separate fact from fiction.

Myth: I don’t need to worry about indoor air quality.

Fact: Some people might not stop and think about the air quality inside their home. Especially if everything seems to be just fine. But the truth is that we spend about 90% of our time indoors. There can be problems with your air quality that you can’t even see. It can be a cause of several health problems, such as allergies or shortness of breath, that we blame on other sources. Taking the time to assess your indoor air quality is the first step to healthier, cleaner air inside your home.

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Myth: Pollution is only a problem for outdoor air. The air inside my home is just fine.

Fact: Not true at all! The air inside your home can also become seriously polluted. In fact, it has the potential to contain nine times as many contaminants as air in outdoor spaces. Indoor pollution can come from mold, pollen, tobacco smoke, household cleaning products and building materials like asbestos. If left untreated, indoor pollutants can cause diseases that show up much later, such as respiratory diseases or cancer. You can take small steps to improve your indoor air quality such as switching to household cleaners with more natural ingredients and not smoking indoors. But having a professional evaluate your situation will help you make sure you are breathing the cleanest air possible.  

Myth: Improving my indoor air quality is difficult. I don’t have the money for fancy filters and machines.

Fact: Not to worry! With Strittmatters, we’ll tackle the hard stuff for you. By signing up with our Energy Savings Agreement, we’ll send a Strittmatter technician out to your house twice a year to make sure your HVAC system is providing you with the best air possible. So rest easy! We’ve got you and your family covered.

Myth: I’m a safe person, so I don’t need a gas detector.

Fact: Being safe has nothing to do with needing a gas detector. A gas detector can identify gasses in the air, such as carbon monoxide, that we wouldn’t be able to detect on our own. Different models of gas detectors come with varying functions and benefits. A Strittmatter technician can help you choose a gas detector that is right for your home.

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Myth: Ozone is good for our health.

Fact: It’s true that in some scenarios ozone does combat certain types of unwanted bacteria. Ozone can filter air, but that does not mean it’s safe for humans. A general rule of thumb is things that produce ozone also create pollutants that can be harmful to your health.

So there you have it! At Strittmatters, we want to keep you and your family breathing easier. If you think your indoor air quality isn’t as good as it should be, give us a call. One of our expert technicians can visit your home to check your indoor air quality and let you know what plan works best for you.

Still have some questions or myths you want cleared up? Let us know in the comments!