Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a topic that has come to the forefront since COVID-19 spread in early 2020. Since then, many new advancements have been made in the IAQ field. In our guide to indoor air quality we will go over a variety of topics that are important to consider when making a decision about your homes equipment.
What are Indoor Air Pollutants?
Air pollutants are different for indoor and outdoor environments. Indoor air pollutants include the following: pet dander, pollen, viruses/bacteria, food smells, mold/fungi, and carbon monoxide. Each of these can cause harm to your home’s residents as well as your expensive HVAC equipment. It is important to have a professional inspect your home to make sure that each of these pollutants are addressed.
How to Improve Your Air Quality
Each indoor air pollutant requires a specialized system to detect and improve it. Here are a few of the most common solutions:
Carbon Monoxide is by far one of the most dangerous pollutants in your home. It is essential to have a trained professional install a carbon monoxide detection device in your home and educate your family on best practices for when it goes off.
Though they are not dangerous, smells can make your home uncomfortable. Some of the most effective ways of dealing with food smells are ventilating your cooking areas, taking out the garbage regularly, and disposing of food before it goes bad. If none of these solutions make a difference in your home, there are IAQ devices that can neutralize odors throughout your entire home.
Allergies are one of the most common problems plaguing the Mid-Western United States. All of us know someone whose eyes are irritated for nearly half the year. Allergy problems can be helped dramatically by ensuring that your home’s air filter is regularly changed and by installing an IAQ product like a Reme Halo.
Since COVID-19 spread across the world, a strong emphasis has been placed on improving the air quality of indoor spaces. IAQ products such as a Reme Halo or iWave are great ways of eradicating up to 99% of harmful bacteria and viruses from your home’s air. These devices have also proven to be effective against the Coronavirus.
Call a Professional
Tackling your home’s air quality can be overwhelming, but it’s well worth it. Give our team a call today or schedule an appointment on our website to have your home’s air quality inspected!