Why You May Have Poor Indoor Air Quality
We can easily learn much about the quality of the air outside. A lot of us get alerts multiple times a day on our smartphones warning us if pollen is high or not or if the outside air is even safe for us to breathe. What many Americans may not realize, is that we spend up to 90% of our lives indoors. Maybe the bigger concerns are, “How safe is the air inside my home? Are my loved ones or me at risk?” Visit just about any HVAC website and you can find out bits and pieces of information about indoor air quality. Masters Heating & Cooling has a catalogue of information available on our website about the many indoor air quality products we offer or to help you learn more about your HVAC system and the impact it can have on the overall quality of the air inside.
Indoor air quality affects not only our comfort but can have major impacts on our health. Symptoms can range from minor running noses or itchy, watering eyes to more concerning breathing and neurological issues, if poor indoor air is left unchecked for the long-term.
Causes for Poor Indoor Air Quality
Poor indoor air quality can be rooted in environmental issues, structural problems or from contaminants that are items inside our homes. For example, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are found in some beauty products and hairsprays and even in our carpets and certain upholstery products. Our homes are typically filled with these unseen pollutants and care should be taken to remove them.
Environmental factors stem from poor outside air due to smoke, pollen or other airborne particulates that make their way inside when doors and windows are opened and closed or due to poor ventilation. Cracks in foundations or walls can also allow these inside as well as radon gas, if it’s present in the soil around your home.
Solutions to Poor IAQ
Masters Heating & Cooling offers several affordable solutions to make your indoor air as pure and healthy as possible. Step one is to schedule a Masters Comfort Specialist to learn the specific challenges you face with air quality and learn whether you or your loved ones have any individual health challenges such as allergies, asthma or other breathing issues that are compromised by poor indoor air quality.
Once we know the level of impurities in your indoor air, we can present the various options available to you from trusted manufacturers like Carrier™, Aprilaire™, and Honeywell™. Whether your need is air purification, filtration, humidification or dehumidification or something else, Masters has five locations to serve you better than the rest. Call our office today to schedule one of our Comfort Specialists.