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

Thursday, September 18, 2008 General News J E 4
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ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 17 According to the EnvironmentalProtection Agency (EPA), poor indoor air quality has a negative effect onstudents in schools nationwide. One third of all American schools, thelearning environments for about 14 million students, have buildings in need ofextensive repair, including the need for improved indoor air quality.

The EPA reports that poor indoor air quality increases studentabsenteeism, decreases student and staff concentration and studentperformance, and raises the risk of indoor-air-quality-related healthconditions such as asthma and respiratory illnesses.

As the new school year commences, DUCTZ Indoor Air Professionals urgesparents, teachers, and administrators to provide an optimal learning andteaching environment by seeing that measures are taken to improve the indoorair quality of schools.

According to the EPA, maintaining properly functioning heating,ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems is an integral part toproviding students with good indoor air quality. Coinciding with suggestionsby the EPA, DUCTZ recommends taking the following measures to help improve thefunctioning of a schools' HVAC system:

1. Call a professional who specializes in HVAC system restoration toinspect the school's HVAC system for any elements that could aid in thedeterioration of indoor air quality.

2. See that HVAC filters are changed on regular basis to preventcontaminant sources from entering the building.

"Improving a school's indoor air quality benefits everyone involved," saidJohn Rotche, President of DUCTZ. "Parents should insist that their children'sschool has its HVAC system inspected before the beginning of every schoolyear. It is an easy step that can benefit students in a large way."

To schedule DUCTZ service for a school, business, or residential HVACsystem please visit www.ductz.com or call 877.DUCTZ.USA.

About DUCTZ Indoor Air Professionals:

DUCTZ Indoor Air Professionals, owned by Belfor Holdings Inc., is thecountry's largest network of duct cleaning and HVAC restoration businesses andis headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. DUCTZ has enjoyed tremendousbusiness growth since its establishment in 2004 and now includes over 100franchise locations nationwide. DUCTZ is a member of the National Air DuctCleaners Association and strictly adheres to their stringent guidelines forsuperior service. Ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as the number oneduct-cleaning franchise in 2008, the expertise of DUCTZ reaches beyondcleaning air ducts to providing for energy efficient HVAC systems andimproving overall indoor air quality. For more information or to scheduleDUCTZ service, please call 877.DUCTZ.USA (877.382.8987) or visitwww.ductz.com .

SOURCE DUCTZ Indoor Air Professionals
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