According to the EPA, 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.
There are four major indoor air pollutants:
Mold and pollen
Household products and pesticides
Gases such as radon and carbon monoxide
Materials used in the building such as asbestos, formaldehyde, and lead
Indoor air quality is essential in both homes and offices as it affects the health and comfort of your family or workforce. The equipment we use can help minimize the pollutants and toxins that are damaging to your health and remove small particles from the air. Store-bought furnace filters are not effective, so it is always best to call the experts at James Air to ensure your air quality remains crystal clear all year long.
Indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems in homes. Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the home. High temperature and humidity levels can also increase concentrations of some pollutants There is an optimal level of humidity in the indoor air. If the humidity is too low humidity it can cause eye irritation, dry skin, and rashes, whereas too high humidity results in water damage and mold problems and can cause the growth of dust mites. Ventilation is one of the most important factors determining indoor air quality.
Take the first step to breathing cleaner, healthier air inside your home by calling James Heating and Air Conditioning today at 605-415-3791 to schedule an appointment to have your indoor air quality checked today.