Indoor Air Quality
IAQ refers to the air quality within and around buildings, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of the occupants.
There are some immediate effects that result from poor indoor air quality. These include eye, nose, and throat irritation, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Immediate reactions to indoor air pollutants depend on several factors including age and pre-existing medical conditions. If you have asthma, for example, these effects are more immediate.
Long-term effects include some respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer. These will occur years after exposure has occurred or only after long or repeated periods of exposure.
The most effective way to stop or reduce the pollutants is to find the source. It could be in your ventilation that is pulling outdoor air indoors and not filtering it. Also, air ducts having holes could leak contaminants before making it to a filter.
- Improve ventilation- Make sure your duct system is properly sealed! Leaky duct work pulls air from all over, potentially bringing in more contaminants.
- Make sure your air filter is clean- A dirty air filter not only makes your system work harder it also can’t block out the contaminants from getting into your system
- Cut back on the air contaminants- Avoid harsh chemical air fresheners and cleaning products!
- Clean your ducts- Air duct cleaning is one of the fastest ways to improve the air in your home. With our brush and vacuum machine, we scrub your duct work clean- leaving no harmful contaminants behind.