Indoor Air Quality
IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) refers to the air quality within and around buildings, especially as it impacts the health and comfort of occupants. Your Indoor Air Quality can be greatly affected by such contaminants as mold, bacteria and gases such as carbon monoxide. The use of ventilation and filtration greatly improves you air quality.
Most Americans spend 90% of their time indoors. According to the EPA, interior air can be two to five times more polluted than outside air. The EPA has ranked indoor air pollutants among the top five environmental risks to public health. Poor IAQ has been proven to increase risk of asthma, infections and allergies, while also causing eye irritation, headaches, nausea and fatigue.
The typical American home is now sealed tighter and more efficient than ever before. Preventative measures such as weather stripping, added insulation, caulking, might prevent energy loss but it also traps bad air indoors. The World Health Organization estimates that 30% of all new or renovated buildings have poor Indoor Air Quality.
Pollen, dust mites, molds, and pet dander all contribute to indoor air pollution. Floor and wall coverings, paint and furniture give off hundreds of volatile organic compounds, even formaldehyde. When computers, printers and other electronics heat up, the plastic, circuitry and adhesives used to make these products generate significant emissions. And added to that mix is cleaning products, personal hygiene products and pest control solutions.
Outdoor air ventilation is essential to minimizing indoor air pollutants and supplying good air quality to the home and workplace. Breathing clean air has a significant impact on your family’s health, productivity and overall comfort level. Our exposure to pollutants indoors is five to ten times greater than outdoors.
Another way to improve indoor air quality is to have your duct work thoroughly cleaned PROPERLY. Unfortunately most duct cleaning companies cut corners to the point that the cleaning is useless. Call us for a detailed explanation about our Duct Cleaning process.
We are IAQ Experts
Comfort Control Corp has proven solutions to making your home healthier. We are focused on Indoor Air Quality and the impact it has on our valued customers. With top-quality products, regular service and proper installation, IAQ can be maintained by your HVAC system.
Our trained technicians install only the most energy efficient HVAC systems available today, helping to eliminate air pollutants before they enter your home. Air cleaners installed just ahead of the heating and cooling equipment remove most of airborne pollutants each time air is pulled into the air ducts. You’ll breathe easier knowing your HVAC equipment is working to protect your family.
Energy efficient ventilation systems replace indoor air for outdoor air while reclaiming most of the energy used to heat or cold the air being exhausted. Regulating fresh air entering the home permits it to be conditioned by an efficient air cleaner, dehumidifier and UV treatment system prior to moving through the home’s furnace or A/C. Proper humidification levels are extremely important in both hot and cold weather conditions. Not enough humidity leaves you vulnerable to infection. Too much creates the perfect breeding ground for mold, mildew and dust mites.
Through the installation of a modern, high-efficiency heating or cooling system, you can control relative humidity levels in your home. The professionals at Comfort Control Corp are standing by to discuss the many ways you can effectively improve your Indoor Air Quality. And by scheduling annual maintenance, our specialists can keep your home healthy year after year. Contact us today!