Indoor air quality, also known as indoor environmental quality, describes how the inside air can affect a person’s comfort, health and ability to live and work. Temperature, humidity, lack of outside air (from ventilation), mold from water damage as well as any exposure to chemicals factor into determining the indoor air quality.
A good indoor air quality should be comfortable in both temperature and humidity, should maintain an adequate supply of fresh air and should control pollutants from both inside and outside the home. Although changing your air filters regular is crucial, it is not enough to maintain a good indoor air quality at all times.
In some cases, problems can decrease the air quality and make the indoor air harmful to you and your family.
Although you want to make sure you have a well-sealed home, you do need to make sure there is proper ventilation. A lack of fresh outdoor air or an abundance of contaminated air in or being brought into the home can cause some serious health issues.
Poor upkeep of ventilation, heating and air-conditioning systems can exasperate already present health issues while causing new ones. This is especially true in cases of asthma and other respiratory issues and in more sensitive populations like children, the elderly and those with chronic respiratory issues.
Any dampness and moisture due to leaks, flooding or high humidity can cause air quality issues and may provide a breeding ground for molds. Molds may often not be visible, but they can wreck havoc on an occupant’s health.
Also, it is important to be on guard whenever there is any type of indoor construction. It may be wise to have your vents cleaned after any major construction indoors in order to help clean out the air.
One way to make sure you have good air quality is to make sure to schedule regular maintenance for both your heating and cooling systems. If you have an issue, our experienced techs can point it out and help you remedy it. If you have had any major work done in your home or any problems with air quality, we can help you get your home in good shape so your loved ones are breathing easy. Call our office today to discuss your air quality needs.