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

Written by Kimberly Falvey  |  02. September 2011

Rockville Centre, NY, August 31, 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.

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