Improving indoor air quality is especially important during the cold winter months, when people spend most of their time closed up inside their homes. Respiratory illness and allergy issues crop up frequently during the winter, and many times poor indoor air quality is the cause. The EPA states that indoor air pollutants are one of the top five environmental risks to public health. Sealing up homes and buildings for the winter to protect against cold allows very little fresh air inside. When heating systems are added into the mix, indoor air becomes very dry, and filled with allergens and bacteria. 
People suffering from allergies might expect a break during the winter months, when the trees and grass outdoors are no longer growing. However, winterizing a building causes a build-up of allergens such as dust mites, pet dander, smoke, and mold-all of which can cause allergic reactions like itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing, hives, and trouble breathing. Bacteria also builds up more quickly in the air during the winter, and once one person is sick in the home, it spreads quickly because the air is trapped inside. Excessively dry air caused by heating systems can also contribute to respiratory problems, aggravate asthma, and even cause irritating bloody noses. 
It is important to winterize homes and buildings during the winter to heat them efficiently. However, it is just as important to keep indoor air quality at healthy levels for everyone inside during the winter. Ozone air purifiers can help keep indoor air clean and fresh while everyone is stuck inside during the winter. We have all smelled that "stale" odor that builds up during the colder months, when we are not able to open windows to let in fresh air. There is no need to deal with that stale air with such helpful technology available today. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about air purifying options for your home or building.

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