Indoor Air Quality

How clean is the air inside your home?

  • In general, indoor air is four to five times more polluted than outdoor air.

  • According to a study by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, indoor air contaminants are responsible for or aggravate half of all illnesses.

  • Poor indoor air quality negatively affects the health of more than 15 million Americans who have asthma and 28 million who suffer from hay fever and other allergies.

How does poor indoor air quality affect children?

  • More than 15 million Americans are estimated to have asthma, including one in 13 school-age children.

  • Because they breathe faster than adults, children inhale 50 percent more air per pound of body weight than adults and are especially sensitive to air quality problems.

Small particles have big effects on your health.

There’s more in the air than you can easily see—particles, dust and smoke, all of them potential triggers for asthma and allergy attacks.

Particles like dust, smoke and bacteria are often .3 microns or less. At that size, allergens can get deep into your lungs because your nose and throat aren’t able to properly filter them.

An air cleaning system reduces harmful particulates.

An effective whole-house air cleaner, such as Trane CleanEffects™, can reduce the presence of potential asthma and allergy attack triggers in your home. These air cleaning systems remove the majority of particles like dust, pollen, pet hair and dander, dust mites, mildew, lint, fungus, most tobacco smoke, cooking grease, and even bacteria.  Other types of products such as the Air Scrubber Plus work by killing bacterial agents, rendering them inert and harmless.

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