Indoor Air Quality

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Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures. Most important it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors will help reduce indoor health concerns. A well-maintained HVAC System is your first defense providing better Indoor Air Quality.

How Your HVAC System Maintains Indoor Air Quality:

Your AC and Heater filter or neutralizes particulates found in indoor air. Many of our new systems include Whole House Air Cleaners installed ahead of the heating and cooling equipment. These filters remove airborne pollutants each time air is pulled into the return air ducts. Any AC or Heater filters the air every time it pulls the air through.  This is why it is so important that you keep your air filters clean.  Change them every three months, the cost of an air filter is nothing compared to the experience of enduring poor indoor air quality.

Proper humidity levels are important in both hot and cold environments. Your HVAC system controls relative humidity levels in the home. This minimizes unhealthy airborne pollutants. It’s important that your system is well maintained. Too little humidity leaves us vulnerable to infections, also can damage your home’s wood furnishings. On the other hand, high humidity creates ideal breeding grounds for mold, mildew, and dust mites.

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Indoor Air Pollutants 

Homeowners can eliminate air pollutants before they enter the home. For example, don’t allow people to smoke inside. Another big one is having pets in the home, but most of us love our dogs or cats so that might not be practical. Ask us about Installing Ultra-Violet Treatment Systems. They can help stop the problem before they start. Sterilizing pathogens with UV Treatment Systems lets us homeowners deter the harmful contaminants like mold, mildew, bacteria, and viruses from forming.

Indoor Air Quality

So Why is this important?

Your air conditioning unit does much more than push out cool air. Air conditioning systems help control Indoor Air Quality which again is a combination of cleanliness of the air (no dust or pollen), humidity, temperature control, and odor.

Indoor air quality affects your health, comfort level, and your wallet. These tips can help keep your air clean, fresh and healthy.

Change your air filters at the beginning of every heating or cooling season. Better yet, change them every three months.

  • Filters help eliminate dust, pollen, mold spores, and other problems that can lead to allergies or health issues.
  • It is important to change your air filters. A dirty filter causes less airflow, which makes your system work harder and longer costing you more money.
  • Dirty air filters can also overheat your system leading to permanent damage.