May 28, 2017

5 FAQs About IAQ: How to Protect Your Family’s Health

IAQHere at Prime Comfort, we’re dedicated to your total in-home comfort all year long. A major part of your in-home comfort that’s often overlooked yet is critical to your family’s health is indoor air quality. In this month’s blog post, we’re talking about the 5 most frequently asked questions (FAQs) and their answers about indoor air quality (IAQ).

1. What is indoor air quality?

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, “Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.”

Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns. Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or even years later. Taking the initiative to improve your home’s IAQ is key.

2. What are the benefits of clean air?

Allergies and asthma are two health problems that can be helped with clean indoor air. When airborne irritants are removed, allergy and asthma sufferers often find relief from their symptoms.

Even healthy people who have never suffered from allergies can benefit from clean air. Dust, smoke, and other particles float around in the air, causing furniture to gather contaminants. By removing airborne dust particles, you reduce the amount of exposure your respiratory system has to them.

3. How do I know if my home’s IAQ is good or bad?

Think about your lifestyle and home environment. Consider the following questions:

  • Do you live in an area that experiences high levels of pollen?
  • Does someone smoke inside your home?
  • Does your home experience problems with humidity?
  • Do you notice excess dust around your home?

These are some great questions to get you thinking about your home’s indoor air quality.

Perhaps the best way to accurately determine the quality of your home’s air is to work with an HVAC contractor. Experienced professionals have the tools and the expertise needed to calculate your home’s indoor air quality and determine where there’s room for improvement.

4. What can I do to improve my home’s IAQ?

Start with reducing air contaminants. Dust and vacuum regularly. Indoor plants can remove some of the toxic gases in the air in your home, such as radon. Click here to see a list of houseplants that improve your home’s IAQ naturally!

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5. I’m ready to get started! What’s next?

Simply give us a call. We’re your indoor air quality experts here not only to educate you about IAQ but also to assist you in improving your home’s IAQ for years to come. We create a custom plan for your unique home and living situation to ensure you enjoy the highest levels of IAQ for years to come.

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We care about your family’s health, and we’re excited to teach you about the IAQ products and services that are perfect for your home here in Charlotte and the local communities.

Protect your family’s health — give us a call to start a conversation with our IAQ experts about what you can do to help your family breathe easier today: (704) 237-3417.