Believe it or not, EPA studies show that the air inside most homes is at least 10 times more polluted than the air outside – even in the smoggiest of cities.
Modern homes are built to be as airtight and energy efficient as possible. This means that stale air – often full of odors, chemicals, irritants and even microscopic insects – becomes trapped inside a home. Radon, CO2, mold and mildew can become trapped inside as well as gas-emitting chemicals like formaldehyde, which is used to make carpeting, drapes, furniture, household cleaners and building materials. Other indoor air pollutants can include pollen, viruses, dust and dust mites.
The polluted air circulates over and over, leading to sneezing, colds, flus, eye and throat irritation and outbreaks of allergies or asthma. Environmentalists even have a term for this problem: Indoor Air Quality or IAQ.
Rheem understands how important IAQ is to you and your family and we’re working to bring you energy-efficient products that improve the quality of your air. Your Rheem professional is ready to help you choose the best product for your family.