IAQ (INDOOR AIR QUALITY)
In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.
WHAT IS INDOOR AIR QUALITY?
In heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), indoor air quality improvement refers to a combination of air pollution source reduction strategies, as well as the integration of systems or components designed to improve the quality of air within an inhabited space. This includes both residential and commercial.
IMPROVING AIR QUALITY
Pollution Reduction - Source pollution reduction strategies would include ceasing tobacco smoking in the home, ensuring sufficient ventilation around heating sources (fireplace, gas heaters, etc.) and cooking appliances, and using chemicals according to the manufacturer’s directions and/or recommendations.
SYSTEM AND COMPONENT SOLUTIONS
TO AID IN IMPROVING AIR QUALITY
Regular filter changes based on manufacturer recommendations.
Upgrading media air cleaner
Implementation of fresh-in ventilation
Implementation of system-installed UV air purification.
Implementation of whole-home air purification