A common belief among homeowners is the air inside their home is perfectly safe to breathe and is cleaner than the air outside. As it turns out, this is simply not true. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that indoor air pollution may be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, even in major metropolitan smoggy cities!
One key factor that can make indoor air quality so poor is volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are organic compounds that easily become vapors or gases. Along with carbon, they contain elements such as hydrogen, oxygen, fluorine, chlorine, sulfur or nitrogen. These gases have potential short and long-term adverse health effects. So where do these harmful gases come from? One major source is the cleaning products homeowners use to help eliminate sickness! Many standard home cleaning products emit these VOC gases. This causes concentrations of many VOCs to be consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors.
Whole House Fans Exhaust Harmful Gases
One way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to install a QuietCool whole house fan! The QuietCool whole house fan system exchanges the entire volume of air inside the home 15-20 times per hour. This will allow the homeowners to breathe fresh air continually; help control mold & mildew; and reduce airborne sickness. Live more comfortably, save money on your A/C related costs, & live a healthier lifestyle with QuietCool!