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Good Indoor Air Quality in Schools is Vital for Proper Learning Environment

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), poor indoor air quality has a negative effect on students in schools nationwide. One third of all American schools, the learning environments for about 14 million students, have ...

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Rockville Centre, NY, August 18, 2011 - According to the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA), poor indoor air quality has a negative effect on students in schools
nationwide. One third of all American schools, the learning environments for about 14
million students, have buildings in need of extensive repair, including the need for
improved indoor air quality.

The EPA reports that poor indoor air quality increases student absenteeism, decreases
student and staff concentration and student performance, and raises the risk of indoor-
air-quality-related health conditions such as asthma and respiratory illnesses.

As the new school year commences, DUCTZ Indoor Air Professionals urges parents,
teachers, and administrators to provide an optimal learning and teaching environment by
seeing that measures are taken to improve the indoor air quality of schools.

According to the EPA, maintaining properly functioning heating, ventilation, and air
conditioning (HVAC) systems is an integral part to providing students with good indoor
air quality. Coinciding with suggestions by the EPA, DUCTZ recommends taking the
following measures to help improve the functioning of a schools' HVAC system:
1. Call a professional who specializes in HVAC system restoration to inspect the
school's HVAC system for any elements that could aid in the deterioration of
indoor air quality.
2. See that HVAC filters are changed on regular basis to prevent contaminant
sources from entering the building.

"Improving a school's indoor air quality benefits everyone involved," said John Falvey,
Owner/Operator of DUCTZ of Western Long Island. "Parents should insist that their
children's school has its HVAC system inspected before the beginning of every school year.
It is an easy step that can benefit students in a large way."

To schedule DUCTZ service for a school, business, or residential HVAC system please
visit www.ductz.com or call 516-780-7116.

About DUCTZ Indoor Air Professionals:
DUCTZ Indoor Air Professionals, owned by Belfor Holdings Inc., is the country's largest
network of duct cleaning and HVAC restoration businesses and is headquartered in Ann
Arbor, Michigan. DUCTZ has enjoyed tremendous business growth since its
establishment in 2004 and now includes over 180 franchise locations nationwide.
DUCTZ is a member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association and strictly adheres
to their stringent guidelines for superior service. Ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as
the number one duct-cleaning franchise in 2008, the expertise of DUCTZ reaches
beyond cleaning air ducts to providing for energy efficient HVAC systems and improving
overall indoor air quality. For more information or to schedule DUCTZ service, please
call 516-780-7116 or visit www.ductz.com.