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FAQs About IAQ (Indoor Air Quality)

September 23, 2021

What is IAQ?

IAQ is the air quality in and around buildings and structures. No matter how clean you keep your home, there will still be particles in the air that you continually breathe in.

Why is IAQ important?

Individuals spend roughly 90% of their time indoors, the air quality inside has a major impact on your health. Pollutants in the air can cause irritated lungs, eyes and throat, runny nose, headaches, fatigue and more.

What are some common indoor air pollutants?

  • Asbestos
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Mold and mildew
  • Secondhand Smoke
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

VOCs are found in paints, glue, varnish, solvents, home and laundry cleaning products, cleansers and disinfectants, repellents, air fresheners, scented candles, varnishes, cosmetic products, dry-cleaned clothing, furniture, etc.

  • Wood Smoke

How does my HVAC affect IAQ?

Your HVAC system circulates air through your home, which means mold, bacteria and viruses can easily spread.

What can be done to reduce pollutants in my home?

Some homes may need technology to greater reduce the pollutants in the air, especially if you suffer from allergies or asthma. At Advance Mechanical we offer a wide range of products to reduce particles, germs and many toxins in the air. We also offer monitoring systems so you will know exactly what is in the air you breathe. Improving air quality in the home is a goal that is easily attainable. Start with the little fixes and then undertake the more complex remedies as needed. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to improve the air you breathe.

Protect your home’s indoor air quality and enhance the comfort of your home, call Advance Mechanical today.