Indoor air quality, or IAQ, describes how clean or breathable the air is within our homes and other buildings. With proper ventilation, filtration and cleanliness, we can keep our home’s indoor air healthy and comfortable. Many homes have high levels of indoor pollutants, some of which often go unnoticed as they may be odorless and invisible. These impurities could be strong cleaning agents, adhesives from carpet or wallpaper, pet dander, mold, pollen, dust, airborne viruses, or many other contaminants.
The indoor air in our home is directly connected to our health and wellness, so if your home has poor indoor air quality, you and your loved ones could be at risk for poor health. The most common sources for indoor air pollution are mold, tobacco smoke, pollen, dust, pet dander, radon, carbon monoxide and asbestos or formaldehyde. Having these contaminants in your home could cause a variety of symptoms, some that may be mistaken for the common cold.
The most important thing homeowners should keep in mind about IAQ is that you can improve poor indoor air quality by attacking the cause of the pollutant(s), and then maintaining clean air within your home after the contamination has been removed. Examples include:
Once you’ve gotten the cause under control, you’ll then want to focus on future prevention. Proper ventilation is key to maintaining good indoor air quality. You can improve your home’s ventilation in several ways.
Yet another way to prevent future indoor air quality issues is by taking advantage of Emergency Air Heating and Cooling’s maintenance agreement, which will provide you with the reassurance that your HVAC system is running effectively and efficiently.
For excellent indoor air quality, you’ll want to make sure that your HVAC system is also in excellent shape. Give us a call today to find out more about our worry-free maintenance plan. (602) 400-0000