Indoor Air Quality

About Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality (IAQ) refers to the quality of indoor air as it pertains to your health and comfort. Indoor air quality factors into your overall health. Many home and business owners often neglect this important aspect of indoor living, causing subtle yet noticeable negative health effects.

Indoor air quality should be everyone’s concern. Studies have shown that we spend up to 90 percent of our time indoors, ultimately proving how important it is to pay attention to the quality of the air we breathe indoors. People who suffer from allergies or asthma depend on high-quality air to live comfortably. Ultimately, an investment in your indoor air quality is an investment in your health.

TemperaturePro Kentuckiana offers a variety of indoor air quality products and services that will improve your home’s or business’s indoor air quality. Air cleaners, air purifiers, humidifiers, and ventilators are a few examples of IAQ products that make a noticeable difference in the quality of your home’s or business’s indoor air. Let the IAQ experts at TemperaturePro Kentuckiana walk you through the process of optimizing your indoor air quality.

Common Problems with Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality issues naturally develop over time. The severity of indoor air quality issues depends on a large number of factors, including geographic location, season, lifestyle, activities, condition of HVAC equipment, and presence of building components and furnishings. Any of these issues can create IAQ problems or perpetuate existing ones that negatively impact your health. For this reason, it’s important to be proactive concerning your indoor air quality.

For example, pollen can be a major IAQ concern for specific areas during the spring, particularly to individuals who suffer from allergies. Lifestyle can negatively impact indoor air quality; if a homeowner smokes indoors, the quality of the air in the home suffers immensely. The condition of the HVAC equipment is an important factor in determining a building’s indoor air quality. Leaky or dusty ductwork can compromise the quality of the air you breathe. Finally, building components and furnishings are elusive, unexpected contributors to poor indoor air quality due to their release of volatile organic compounds, which are dangerous when breathed in.

TemperaturePro Kentuckiana’s Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Despite the fear that naturally comes with knowing the IAQ facts, there’s no need to worry because there is plenty that we can do to combat the dangers of poor indoor air quality. TemperaturePro Kentuckiana offers industry-leading indoor air quality services that address even the most complex indoor air quality issues. The following list of products are among the best in the industry for cleaning the air inside your home or business:

  • Air Purifiers: Air purifiers pull contaminants directly from the air to reduce the number of contaminants that you can potentially breathe in. An air purifier is your first line of defense against common household air pollutants. The air purification process is simple, effective, and beneficial to your health.
  • Air Humidifiers: One factor that plays into indoor air quality is humidity. Humidity is harmful to your indoor air quality both when it is too high and when it is too low. High levels of humidity facilitate the growth of mold, and low levels of humidity allow air pollutants to remain suspended in the air, inevitably being breathed in by a building’s inhabitants. By controlling and maintaining a consistent, appropriate level of humidity, your air is healthier to breathe because air pollutants sink to the floor and are unlikely to be inhaled.
  • Fresh Air Ventilators: Fresh air is one of the best ways to improve indoor air quality. Mechanical ventilators attach to your air distribution system and introduce a controlled amount of outdoor air into the home or business through the ductwork. As outdoor air is drawn into the building, an equal amount of stale indoor air is removed from the living area. Replenishing your home or business with fresh air can make a huge difference in your home’s or business’s indoor air quality.
  • UV Lamps: Harmful bacteria pose a threat to your health. To reduce illnesses, UV lamps can be installed in your system’s ductwork. These lights will destroy harmful bacteria with ultraviolet light before they can make it to the air that you breathe indoors.

Duct Cleaning and Sealing

A building’s ductwork plays an essential role in an HVAC system’s indoor air quality and energy efficiency. Dirty ducts negatively impact indoor air quality. Air ducts accumulate dust, mold spores, and other harmful air pollutants. These contaminants get picked up by the circulating air when your HVAC system is operating, which means you breathe in the harmful substances. Meanwhile, leaky ductwork sabotages HVAC efficiency and is a complete waste of money. Heated or cooled air that is lost through the ductwork never makes it to the inhabited parts of your home, which causes the system to work harder and longer to reach a desired temperature.

To combat these IAQ problems, TemperaturePro Kentuckiana offers duct cleaning and duct sealing services. Removing the harmful pollutants in your ductwork not only will improve your indoor air quality but also will increase your HVAC system’s energy efficiency. Similarly, duct sealing services improve both indoor air quality and HVAC system energy efficiency. Choose these two services with TemperaturePro Kentuckiana for measurable results that improve your comfort and standard of living.

Protect Your Health with TemperaturePro Kentuckiana

Indoor air quality is essential to optimize both HVAC efficiency and healthy, comfortable living. Choose TemperaturePro Kentuckiana to work with you to discover the perfect indoor air quality solution for your home or business today!