Indoor Air Quality Charlotte, NC’s IAQ Specialists
Indoor Air Quality Solutions
The Environment Protection Agency says,
“The most effective ways to improve your indoor air are to reduce or remove the sources of pollutants and to ventilate with clean outdoor air.”
Indoor air treatment is one part of conditioning air within your home. The heating and cooling system provides indoor air comfort by maintaining room sensible and latent heat control. Indoor air needs to be treated in multiple layers to give you the most home health benefits.
- Traditional air filters remove large airborne particles but let through lots of smaller particles that accumulate over time on coils, blower wheels, inside duct work, on the surfaces of registers and allow for the formation of mildew when condensation forms. Enhanced filtration will remove much smaller particles which will reduce wear and tear on your system.
- UV lamps inside HVAC equipment produce light in the ultraviolet spectrum for surface treatment of indoor coils which exist in a harsh environment of cool, dark, and wet space, inhibiting microbial growth
- The indoor air can be treated with devices that kill airborne and surface microbials and eliminate sick building syndrome risks by reducing odors, air pollutants, VOCs (chemical odors), smoke, mold, bacteria, and viruses.
- Controlled ventilation equipment replaces small quantities of indoor air with clean, filtered, and conditioned outdoor air to maintain a healthier fresher indoor environment.
- Control humidity levels in the entire home with automatic humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
By improving the indoor air quality of your home you can help to:
Reduce asthma flare ups
Reduce allergy symptoms
Reduce irritation to your eyes, nose and throat
Improve cognitive function
Reduce risk of chronic diseases
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. In addition, people who may be exposed to indoor air pollutants for the longest periods of time are often those most susceptible to the effects of indoor air pollution. Such groups include the young, the elderly, and the chronically ill, especially those suffering from respiratory or cardiovascular disease. Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. In addition, it can cause headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea and fatigue. People who already have respiratory diseases are at greater risk.
There are many sources of indoor air quality irritants in any home. These include combustion sources such as oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood, and tobacco products; building materials and furnishings as diverse as deteriorated, asbestos-containing insulation, wet or damp carpet, and cabinetry or furniture made of certain pressed wood products; products for household cleaning and maintenance, personal care, or hobbies; central heating and cooling systems and humidification devices; and outdoor sources such as radon, pesticides, and outdoor air pollution.
Learn more about Ventilation, Filtration and Improving Indoor Air Quality.