Saturday, February 16, 2013

Breathe easier in your own home

(NC)—Airborne allergens and pollutants can cause much grief to homeowners who suffer from various breathing problems such as asthma and seasonal allergies. With spring on the horizon, the potential for increased irritation is heightened. Sufferers seek long-term, consistent relief anyway they can.
In the home, pollutants and airborne allergens can penetrate even the smallest of gaps and combined with airborne moisture, the potential for breathing problems is high. Canadians typically spend around 90% of their time indoors, so improving indoor air quality is an investment in lifestyle comfort and well-being.

One smart solution for homeowners is spray foam insulation since it helps minimize the potential of respiratory distress. The air-sealing qualities of spray foam insulation (like that available from Icynene), helps reduce the infiltration of pollutants, airborne allergens, and airborne moisture. The materials work to insulate and air seal a home by expanding up to 100 times its size within seconds to fill any gaps and cracks within the building envelope. It is these qualities that work to mitigate the potential of airborne irritants from entering the home. In addition to helping alleviate respiratory distress, spray foam insulation works to provide constant indoor comfort and protection as well as the opportunity to noticeably reduce energy bills. More information can be found online at

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