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Yes, Your Indoor Air Quality Matters

by darice

It is possible that you heard the term “indoor air quality” before and you thought about how clean the air inside your home is. You might not be aware, but the invisible air circulating inside your home could be full of debris and pollutants.

And since we spend large parts of our days indoors, it is important to consider the impact of indoor air quality on our health and well-being. According to a research study conducted by EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), Americans spend, on average, 93% of their life indoors.

The quality of indoor air matters even more during the fall season as people spend more time away from the cold outdoors, and are therefore more vulnerable to the harmful pollutants in the air.  Some of the biggest culprits for polluting the air are:

Asbestos: They are a major cause of indoor air pollution. Although using asbestos for construction is illegal now, many older homes still have asbestos-containing products, such as paint, building blocks and floor tiles. Asbestos can cause serious illnesses, such as asbestosis, mesothelioma and several kinds of cancers.

Radon: This is another harmful substance, found underneath some homes. It is odorless and therefore cannot be detected without proper equipment. Radon is scientifically proven to cause lung cancer in humans. In fact, it is the second biggest cause of lung cancer deaths in the US.

Household Chemicals: There are many toxic chemicals found in certain household items, including flooring, bathroom cleaning products, paint and more. Excessive exposure to these harmful chemicals can lead to eye irritation, throat irritation and lung or kidney damage.

Apart from damaging our bodies, indoor air pollutants can also make us less productive at work. This is detrimental to your company’s profitability, if you are an employer, or your chances of getting a promotion as an employee.

To protect yourself and your employees from the adverse effects of indoor air pollutants, invest in a dehumidifier and air purification services. You can contact us to check the air quality inside your building and test out your humidifiers and air cleaning equipment.

American Standard Furnaces Installed by B&W Plumbing and Heating Are Not Only Efficient, But Quiet.

by bplusw

A new American Standard furnace installed by B&W Plumbing and Heating is not only efficient, but it is incredibly quiet compared to older systems.  Usually, the first response we get from customers is that they are amazed at the low noise level their new furnace has compared to their previous one.

 

Listen to the loud blower noise coming from this furnace:

Older Furnace Blower Noise

Listen to how loud the blower noise is with an older furnace. Never mind the dog!

Posted by B&W Plumbing and Heating Company on Thursday, September 7, 2017

Now listen to the American Standard furnace install by B&W Plumbing and Heating (yes, it is running):

New American Standard Furnace

Listen to the difference of the blower noise on this American Standard Furnace installed by B&W Plumbing and Heating Company versus the previously posted furnace!

Posted by B&W Plumbing and Heating Company on Thursday, September 7, 2017

 

If you would like more information about American Standard furnaces, please call use at 317-243-3581 and ask to speak with a Home Comfort Specialist.  Or click Here to submit a question and we will reply.

Our Indy, Our Community

by Web Intern

Indy Gateway

Meet Indy Gateway!

What happens when a banker, a state representative, and a school superintendent see each other frequently at Westside meeting and events? They discuss untapped potential in an area dear to their hearts and decide to take action. This was the beginning of Indy Gateway.

Karlee Macer, state representative for the Westside of Indianapolis, Rick Proctor, VP at BMO Harris and President of the Westside Chamber of Commerce, and Jeff Butts, Wayne Township Schools Superintendent saw the Westside, particularly the Washington St. Corridor, as a blank canvas. With our Indy’s award winning, nationally recognized airport minutes away as inspiration, they reached out to Lisa Bentley to help make their vision for that area a reality.

The vision of Indy Gateway is to facilitate and drive community and economic development on the Westside. Their first project is transforming 3 vacant lots into two homes directed towards first time home buyers. They have enlisted the help of many Westside businesses, including Area 31 Career Center at Ben Davis High School, B&W Plumbing and Heating, FedEx, Probuild, and Lowes to build these houses. The first home will be complete by the end of the school year. You can check out the progress of this amazing community project at 5139 Melrose Avenue.