Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) simply refers to the quality of the air we breathe and make contact with the inside of buildings. Building sciences’ primary focus is to design and engineer structures that provide a healthy and comfortable environment for their occupants. This can be easily accomplished by maintaining comfortable temperatures, minimizing indoor pollutants, and limiting excessive humidity.
Why do you need Indoor Air and substance testing?
Indoor air pollutants range from pollen to mold and bacteria as well as elevated VOC’s. While the symptoms of breathing in these pollutants are quite noticeable; most homeowners don’t even realize that they have air quality problems. Poor indoor air quality can often cause allergic reactions and more severe health conditions over time. In fact, the EPA has listed indoor air quality as one of the top 5 health risks which affect the population. Some may see this as an exaggeration of the issue. But if notice how many hours we spend indoors, then the seriousness of the matter is understandable. If there was something dangerous, odorless, microscopic, and virtually undetectable in the air, would you even notice it? Probably not. Now imagine breathing this harmful air hour after hour, year after year. Ultimately, this could have short and long term effects on your health, such as:
- Upper respiratory congestion
- Weakening of the immune system
- Lethargy and Fatigue
- Wheezing (especially pertinent for those w/ Asthma)
Therefore, it is important to speak with an Indoor Air Quality Specialist if you think you may need to improve the indoor air quality of your home.
Improving Indoor Air Quality
Refining the air quality inside your home might involve a number of tactics. First, our Air Quality Inspectors will identify and eliminate the source of pollutants in the most effective way to enhance your indoor air quality. Updated HVAC systems, portable air purifiers and cleaners can assist clean indoor air while making sure that the source of irritants is fully eliminated. Humidity levels inside your home can also affect air quality, and most homeowners choose to put dehumidifiers in specific parts of the house, especially in places with poor or improper ventilation or where mold can quickly grow under the right conditions.
At Advanced IAQ, we can answer all your questions and help you in deciding if you require an air filtration system. We can also offer experience and guidance in enhancing the ventilation and continual and effective air purification opportunities through your HVAC systems in your home or commercial building. Don’t wait to reach us for advice and to schedule an on site consultation.