Dayton Children's Hospital is the place thousands of parents trust to provide the quality care for their children when they require treatment for a respiratory illness. Providing a clean air environment for children to reduce the risk of some respiratory illnesses is the priority of McAfee Heating and Air Conditioning. The McAfee Foundation has partnered with Dayton Children's Hospital to help families whose children are being treated for various respiratory illnesses. The Facts:Respiratory illnesses have a devastating effect on many children and their families throughout the year. Pollutants such as mold, mildew, bacteria and viruses, dirt, tobacco smoke, grease, pollen, dirt, asbestos, lead and numerous other contaminants can affect our breathing and our health. Allowed to circulate in today's nearly airtight indoor environment, our indoor air is, on average, 2 to 10 times as polluted as the worst outdoor air. 11 million Americans have asthma, and 1 in 9 children have asthma. 28 million have hay fever and other allergies Scientists now recognize that pollutants even at acceptable concentrations combined together in an indoor environment have a synergistic negative effect. Death rates due to asthma have tripled, and quintupled in children ages 5 to 9 since 1976 According to Scientific America, a baby crawling on the floor inhales the equivalent of four cigarettes a day, as a result of the out gassing of carpets, molds, mildews, fungi, dust mites, etc. Most people spend well over 90 percent of their time indoors. In which case, indoor air is going to impact our health far more than outdoor air. More Improve Air Quality In Your Home The statistics are devastating, but there are things you can do to improve the air quality in your home and cut down on your family's exposure, especially the children, to a harmful breathing environment and prevent many of the pediatric respiratory problems that are seen at Dayton Children's Hospital. View a Home Indoor Air Quality Checklist At McAfee Heating and Air Conditioning, we have taken great care to ensure that we have the most up to date services available to keep your family safe and healthy. We can provide the following services and products to help you; Carbon Monoxide Protection - Our certified technicians can perform a 21 point safety check on your furnace system. Air Cleaners - We can add one of our air cleaning systems to your home. The filters in our systems are highly effective at removing allergens, contaminants and household dust. UV Lights - For extra protections, add an ultraviolet germicidal light air purifier. Humidifiers - Did you know that the air in your home during the winter can be drier than the air in Death Valley? That can be rough on your body. It can dry your skin and make your family more susceptible to illness. Call us today and schedule a 21 point safety check to keep you and your family safe, comfortable and give you peace of mind.