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Coronavirus and The Benefits of Using a Whole Home Ventilation System

The new coronavirus, COVID-19, has the attention of the entire world. This virus has spread rapidly since the outbreak began in China in December 2019. With headlines warning us of travel bans, cancelled conferences, and school closures, we have to ask, is there something we are missing to prevent the spread within our own indoor environment?

There are different kinds of coronaviruses, most of which only cause mild symptoms and illness, such as a cold. According to the World Health Organization, common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. We do not know what caused this novel coronavirus (COVID-19), but research is being carried out to find its original source. So how can we combat this new deadly flu? The CDC and the WHO have both stated that washing your hands frequently and steering clear from carriers will be enough, however as more cases are popping up, new precautions are surfacing.

It’s no mystery that the air inside our homes, offices and buildings we enter may be contaminated. What if the building is ‘sick’ and harboring more than just the Coronavirus?

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According to the EPA, “60% of homes and buildings are ‘sick’, meaning that they are hazardous to your health to occupy”. The EPA also reports 50% of residential buildings and 80% of commercial buildings both have water damage, which is the breeding ground for bacteria, viruses, and black mold. The particulates produced by molds (mycotoxins) have been medically labeled as more dangerous to human health than mold spores themselves. Once inhaled, Mycotoxins can have serious health implications. Black mold symptoms can mimic the flu and worsen pre-existing conditions like Asthma, Auto-immune Diseases, and more.

The reality is bacteria, molds, viruses, and toxins are living and thriving in our homes. Unfortunately, no matter how much cleaning products you use to prevent organic materials from growing, it continues to, from the top to the very bottom of your house.

To help reduce the risk of having a “sick home” installing a home ventilation system can ensure that the air exchange is adequate to improve the health of the home. The EPA recommends “6-10 compete air exchanges per day”. Not just any home ventilation system is recommended, but one that services the entire structure, from bottom up. Ventilation systems installed in the lowest level of the home are most effective at treating the entirety of the indoor air quality and are most effective and improving the overall indoor air quality.

Why EZ Breathe Ventilation System? This whole-home ventilation system provides complete home air exchanges according to the EPA’s recommendations and can dramatically improve the indoor air quality by providing up to an 85% reduction in airborne particulates. The EZ Breathe System provides a much-needed path of escape for the many airborne pollutants, contaminants, humidity, dander, dust mites, fungi, bacteria and other toxins that build up inside our homes.

Learn more about how EZ Breathe works: https://ezbreathe.com/about/how-ez-breathe-works/

 

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Seven Products Now on BPI Product List


Seven Products Now on BPI Product List- EZ Breathe
Seven Products Now on BPI Product List

Malta, NY, August 25, 2015 – The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) has recognized several new products in its Product Listing Program that meet or exceed industry standards, providing contractors and consumers with quality assurance on products and materials in the residential energy upgrade marketplace.

BPI identifies the appropriate industry standard or efficacy requirement which the product must meet, then ensures the product meets the standard or protocol for its product group, such as ventilation, air sealing, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) or insulation. Once reviewed and approved, the product is added to BPI’s approved Product List on its website. The manufacturer is then eligible to place the BPI Product Mark on its packaging and marketing materials.

Not all products meet industry standards, so manufacturers included in this listing benefit from: differentiation of their higher quality materials, identification as a leader in the home performance industry and direct connection of consumers and contractors to their website. The BPI Product Mark on packaging, literature and advertising signals to the industry and consumers a high quality product that has been verified by a trusted third party.

There are currently seven products tested, approved and listed on the BPI Product Listing website.

FilterLock is a magnetic filter slot cover that seals a furnace or air conditioning system, manufactured by AllergyZone, LLC. This cover protects air conditioning systems and furnaces and helps reduce energy usage.

EZ Breathe Healthy Home Solutions manufactures two ventilation products that meet industry standards: EZ Breathe A400 Ventilation System and EZ Breathe Crawlspace Conditioner System. The EZ Breathe 1400 Ventilation System provides complete home air exchange that increases the indoor air quality (IAQ), reduces indoor humidity and lowers allergen and pollutant levels. The EZ Breathe Crawlspace Conditioner System satisfies the EPA’s requirements for mechanical exhaust ventilation and conditioned-air supply in crawlspaces. Both EZ Breathe products are maintenance free and operate efficiently at only $2-$4 a month.

Read the full article at: http://www.bpi.org/news_expansion.aspx?selectedID=2195