'Dust Bunnies' are not Cuddly

A survey by American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning might help contractors sell more indoor air quality products.
The "Dust Bunny Barometer" survey, conducted by the company in 20 major markets found that about 75% of homeowners admitted their houses had unwanted piles of dust, pet hair and other particles known as dust bunnies, according to those surveyed in 20 major U.S. cities for the first-ever Dust Bunny Barometer from American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning.
The Dust Bunny Barometer found that 82% of Pittsburgh and Seattle residents battle dust bunnies in their homes, the most of the cities surveyed. Sacramento reported the fewest dust bunnies but still claimed a significant presence with 69% of residents admitting to having them in their homes.
Markets Reporting Dust Bunnies
Top 5:
Pittsburgh 82%
Seattle 82%
Minneapolis 80%
Portland, Ore. 79%
Kansas City, Mo. 77%
Bottom 5: Dallas 71% Tampa, Fla. 71% Raleigh, N.C. 71% Orlando 70% Sacramento 69% Results for all 20 cities can be found at www.americanstandardair.com/dustbunny.
The survey further reveals that whhile dust bunnies live in most homes, only a small number of households are taking significant preventative action against poor indoor air quality, which can be aggravated by dust, particulates and allergens. The findings revealed 75% of respondents expressed concern about the air quality inside their homes – but only 11% feel they have their dust bunny population under control.
“The Dust Bunny Barometer tells us that homeowners know they have dust bunnies and they’re concerned about the air in their homes,” said Joyce Warrington, national brand director, American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning. “Families want solutions to get rid of dust bunnies once and for all so that they can breathe easier in their own homes.”
American Standard's proposed solution to dust and allergens includes a whole-home air filtration systems. The American Standard AccuClean™ whole-home air filtration system, for example, removes up to 99.98 percent of airborne particles and allergens from the filtered air, according to the company. With American Standard AccuClean, the majority of irritating particles like dust, pollen, pet hair and dander, lint, cooking smoke and even bacteria will be removed from the filtered air.
Visit www.americanstandard.com for additional information.

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