According to the EPA, indoor air quality is among the
top five risks to human health. This is probably due to
indoor air being two to five times more polluted than
outdoor air. Homeowners are unable to see the majority
of indoor air contaminants. Every cubic foot of air breathed
carries a mixture of millions of microscopic particles such
as pollen, mold spores and dust mite debris. In small
concentrations, these particles and gasses may cause
discomfort in the home. In significant concentrations,
they can cause sickness as these are among the most
troublesome triggers of such ailments as asthma and
Do You Have A Healthy Home?
Indoor Air Quality products for your air conditioning
and heating system can make your home a dramatically
healthier place for you and your family. By filtering the
air, controlling humidity, and cycling fresh outdoor air
into the home.
Consistent temperature is healthy. Many people
underestimate the effect of how frequently fluctuating
temperatures can have on their health. Being overly warm
or cold can quickly use up a person’s energy, leaving them
chronically fatigued and running down their immune
system. An Air Conditioning system maintains a constant
pleasant room temperature which puts the body on an
even keel and makes a person better equipped to fight off
Removing fumes and odors is always a good thing. A
bad smell is unpleasant enough by itself, but it’s often
also 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 they
permeate the air and it is allowed to become stagnant. An
efficient 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 cooling
equipment remove a portion of airborne pollutants each
time air is pulled into the return air ducts.
2) Learn About Reduction:
Proper humidification levels are equally important in
both hot and cold environments. This is needed to control
relative humidity levels in the home, minimizing unhealthy
airborne pollutants. Too little humidity leaves the body
vulnerable to infections and can cause damage to the
home’s wood furnishings. Also, too much humidity creates
the ideal breeding grounds for mold, mildew, and dust
3) Moisture Control:
Installing Ultra-Violet Treatment Systems help stop the
problem before they start. By sterilizing pathogens with
UV Treatment Systems, homeowners deter such harmful
contaminants as mold, mildew, bacteria and viruses from
4) Source Control:
Replace a portion of the indoor air with fresh outdoor air.
Opening windows is one way to increase the pace of air
At AJ’s Air – A/C & Refrigeration, we want to educate our
clients and advise them on how to use the units responsibly.
Contact us now and let us help you protect your health!