IAQ refers to the quality of the air inside your home or a building.
While you may think your home, office or building is safe, Changing your air filters often is enough, right? WRONG!
Statistics show that the average American spends 90% of their day indoors; That’s where we play, where we sleep, where we truly live. Today, homes are better insulated and sealed than ever, meaning your family might be breathing indoor air that’s less healthy than what’s outside. In fact, indoor pollutants can be five times higher than outdoor pollutants.
So, it is important to ask yourself, am I doing enough to keep my quality of indoor air fresh and clean?
• Indoor air pollutants are 2-5x more concentrated than outdoors
• One small ounce of dust can carry up to 40,000 dust mites
• One of the top 5 largest threats to our environment is poor indoor air quality
• Poor indoor air quality has been linked to numerous diseases, such as: diabetes, asthma, allergies, cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, weight gain, respiratory infections and more
• The average American inhales over 3,500 GALLONS of air EVERY DAY! (90% of which is INDOOR air)
• Over 26 million Americans suffer from asthma (7 million of which are under the age of 18)
• Radon causes on average 14 thousand deaths annually
• More than 50 million Americans suffer from spring allergies on an annual basis
You may not know this, but a humidifier section may already be installed in your HVAC system. It is installed to help prevent over-dry or over-moist air by adding or removing moisture. This is vital to having good air humidity, having an unbalance in moisture or dryness in your environment is a leading cause in poor air quality.
Professionals agree that your indoor air moisture should range somewhere between 35% and 50%. Use a hygrometer to measure your indoor humidity level at home to determine if a change is needed. Call today and let a pro lend you hand!
If you have found that cleaning your ducts and altering your humidity levels haven’t completely turned around your quality of air, then it may be time for an air purifying device. Air cleaners and purifiers are great for reducing harmful indoor air pollutants in your home.
Before purchasing an air, purifier make sure to consult with a professional to ensure you purchase the correct size and type for your home. Don’t wait until your problem is out of hand, call today to receive a full diagnosis on your home!
Your air ducts are the passageway of air throughout your home. If you haven’t cleaned or inspected your ducts, now may be a good time to start.
Allow us to assess the quality of your ducts and make any repairs needed. You never know what may be leaking from somewhere!
If you can’t remember the last time you assessed your indoor air quality and find yourself with health concerns, we recommend you contact your physician. And as far as dealing with the underlying problem, let a professional assess your indoor air quality today! Our professionals will run a full diagnosis on your home, office or building to determine the level of insulation your home receives, ventilation and overall indoor air quality.