Indoor air quality, or IAQ, is an important measurement of how healthy the air inside your home is. While most people think of it merely as the amount of pollutants circulating in your interior space, it actually has several crucial components that interact with each other. We share some of these factors below.
Plumbing Experts Share Factors That Affect IAQ
Let’s begin by providing definitions. Four factors affect indoor air quality: source, HVAC system, pollution pathways and building occupants. Source refers to the source or cause of discomfort or air contamination. The HVAC system is all the heating, cooling and ventilation equipment in the building. The pollution pathways describe the ways and the route air contaminants and pollutants travel throughout the structure as a result of air pressure differences. Finally, building occupants are self-explanatory. They’re the people who spend an extended period inside the building, such as a home’s residents.
The sources of indoor air contaminants can come from outside or from within the building. External contaminants include pollen, dust or fungal spores, exhaust from vehicles, leakage from underground fuel tanks and so on. Meanwhile, contaminants from within the building include dirt or dust in your HVAC system, refrigerant leakage or unsanitary conditions and water damage. Removing the source is typically the most effective way to improve your home’s indoor air quality, which could take effect almost at once.
Understanding the role each of these factors play can help you prevent, investigate, and resolve indoor air quality problems. As much as possible, remove contaminant sources from within your home and control the amount of pollutants that enter your home from outside. We can provide you with a more detailed advice during our initial consultation.
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It’s important to develop a good working relationship with a qualified plumbing and HVAC specialist to keep your HVAC system in great shape. Our services can pinpoint what ails your IAQ. We can begin by maintaining your heating and cooling equipment so it could isolate and remove odors and contaminants in the air. We make sure your units distribute adequate amounts ventilation to suit your occupants.
In addition, we can study how air moves throughout your home and develop effective solutions to prevent the spread of contaminated air. The building’s occupants are also partly responsible in improving indoor air quality, such as by using safe and environmentally friendly building materials and components, keeping your HVAC equipment in good shape, and cleaning the home as necessary.
As an experienced plumbing, HVAC, and indoor air quality expert, we can help you with all of your indoor air quality needs. We can improve your home’s ventilation and we can perform routine maintenance to make sure that your system is ready to meet your home’s IAQ demands.
$25 Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning employs only the best technicians in the industry. Our team can work on any make or model of unit you have in your home as a result of our technical excellence, training, and license. Call us at (909) 786-2808 or use our contact form today.