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Importance of Indoor Air Quality

Importance of Indoor Air Quality

According to the EPA, the Importance of Indoor Air Quality is among the top five risks to human health. This is probably due toindoor air being two to five times more polluted thanoutdoor air. Homeowners are unable to see the majorityof indoor air contaminants. Every cubic foot of air breathedcarries a mixture of millions of microscopic particles suchas pollen, mold spores and dust mite debris. In smallconcentrations, these particles and gasses may causediscomfort in the home. In significant concentrations,they can cause sickness as these are among the mosttroublesome triggers of such ailments as asthma and allergies.

Do You Have A Healthy Home?

Indoor Air Quality products for your air conditioningand heating system can make your home a dramaticallyhealthier place for you and your family. By filtering theair, controlling humidity, and cycling fresh outdoor airinto the home.

Consistent temperature is healthy. Many peopleunderestimate the effect of how frequently fluctuatingtemperatures can have on their health. Being overly warmor cold can quickly use up a person’s energy, leaving themchronically fatigued and running down their immunesystem. An Air Conditioning system maintains a constantpleasant room temperature which puts the body on aneven keel and makes a person better equipped to fight offinfection.

Removing fumes and odors is always a good thing.  A bad smell is unpleasant enough by itself, but it’s oftenalso an indicator of a deeper and more serious problem– stale air, fumes, or carelessly stored cleaning chemicals.

All of these things can have an effect on health if theypermeate the air and it is allowed to become stagnant. Anefficient AC system will deal with this as a matter of course.Maintain Indoor Air Quality in Four Ways:

1) Filter or neutralize particulates found in indoor air:Air cleaners installed just ahead of the heating and coolingequipment remove a portion of airborne pollutants eachtime air is pulled into the return air ducts.

2) Learn About Reduction: Proper humidification levels are equally important inboth hot and cold environments. This is needed to controlrelative humidity levels in the home, minimizing unhealthyairborne pollutants. Too little humidity leaves the bodyvulnerable to infections and can cause damage to thehome’s wood furnishings. Also, too much humidity createsthe ideal breeding grounds for mold, mildew, and dustmites.

3) Moisture Control: Installing Ultra-Violet Treatment Systems help stop theproblem before they start. By sterilizing pathogens withUV Treatment Systems, homeowners deter such harmfulcontaminants as mold, mildew, bacteria and viruses fromforming.

4) Source Control: Replace a portion of the indoor air with fresh outdoor air.Opening windows is one way to increase the pace of airexchange.

At AJ’s Air – AC & Refrigeration, we want to educate ourclients and advise them on how to use the units responsibly.Contact us now and let us help you protect your health!