Little known fact, the phrase “you are what you eat,” is actually a twisted variation of its original verbiage:
“You are what you breathe.”
And if you’re not properly maintaining your HVAC system, you could be staring down an ugly reality in the metaphorical mirror—one with serious air quality issues to address. Hell, the EPA even ranks poor indoor air quality as one of the top five biggest threats to public health.
- Ear, nose and throat irritation
- Aggravated asthma symptoms
- Long-term paths to respiratory disease, heart disease and cancer
But hey! Let’s not go too far down the doomsday rabbit hole, because here’s the good news—basic, regularly scheduled maintenance can alleviate these problems, ensuring your personal biodome stays at its atmospheric peak.
Let’s dig a little deeper into the air quality benefits of our 21-point Preventative Maintenance Agreement.
Solving Sick Building Syndrome
Sick Building Syndrome: A rash of acute health issues that can be traced back to significant time spent in a particular building, where no other apparent cause exists.
Even if you haven’t heard of this particular medical name for the phenomenon, you’ve encountered it time and time again. It’s the root of one of the oldest bad dad jokes in the book (I’m allergic to work!) and it’s certainly dangerous.
A recent report of more than 800 Sick Buildings revealed that more than 75% could be traced back to poor indoor air quality that sprang directly from negligent maintenance.
The Armstrong Preventative Maintenance Agreement works like the apple a day that keeps the doctor away, a health-forward exercise in sustainable air quality.
Where Health and Wealth Collide
The U.S. Department of Energy claims that poor indoor air quality costs businesses more than $168 billion per year (enough cash to purchase the Dallas Cowboys—the world’s most valuable sports franchise according to Forbes—30 times over).
Now, obviously, this plays out on a much smaller stage on the individual home basis, but just think of all the extra costs related to poor indoor air quality—like doctor’s visits, missed work time, additional equipment (think air purifiers) and cosmetic cover-ups.
Eliminating Deadly Risks
Let’s get extreme for a moment.
We’ve talked about poor indoor air quality and its relationship with your short and long-term health, but what about its flirtation with disaster? What about your physical safety—not just your health and wealth?
The road to cataclysmic catastrophe is paved with poor indoor air quality.
Refrigerant leaks and carbon monoxide leaks—potentially fatal situations—can be caught, prevented and avoided with proper preventative maintenance.
How Armstrong Can Help
Our 21-point Preventative Maintenance Agreement keeps your HVAC running in prime condition, a sucker punch to the extreme stresses ahead.
We offer three tiers of service to fit any budget and every need—sign up for recurring service and we’ll handle your issues before they take care of you!
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