IAQ Overview

Indoor air quality

About indoor air quality

Why is IAQ important?

Today, we spend more time indoors than ever, yet the air quality in our homes is often overlooked. ​ The air we breathe directly affects our short-term and long-term health. ​ We don’t have immediate control over the outdoor air quality. However, we can take control of our homes and measurably improve indoor air quality. Below are factors that contribute to IAQ and our health.

The sources of poor IAQ


Our IAQ is a result of outdoor air quality and other indoor factors. ​ From the outdoors, we have pollutants such as: ​

​​ From the indoors, we have factors such as:


  • Humidity

  • Candles and fragrances

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Construction of the home

  • Furniture

  • Personal practices

What to do about poor IAQ?

There are a few things you can do to improve the IAQ of your home. ​ First, we recommend purchasing an IAQ monitor. An IAQ monitor will tell you the real-time air quality levels in your home. ​ Once you know what type of pollutants you have in your home, you can tackle them as needed. ​ Some of the most effective methods are: ​

​ It is important to note that each method has its pros and cons and can work independently of each other or hand in hand.

Learn more about ways to improve indoor air quality

Ventilation

Bring in fresh air from the outdoors to improve indoor air quality

HVAC System Cleaning

Improve system efficiency and indoor air quality with routine HVAC system cleaning

Reactive Defense

Release pathogen fighting molecules to help improve IAQ

Filtration

Filter out particles of various sizes using your HVAC system fan

Source Control

Reduce or eliminate sources of poor IAQ such as candles and harmful cleaning supplies

UV Purification

Kill and reduce mold and bacteria growth on your HVAC coils

Humidity Control

Control humidity levels in your home to inhibit microbial growth and the spread of viruses