Indoor Air Quality - setting the tone for your health
We spend around 90% of our time indoors - at work, at home, during normal daily activities, so the quality of your Indoor Air Quality is important for healthy living.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) conditions that can easily fall out of balance.
Too much or too little humidity, improper ventilation or contaminants, (including chemicals off-gassing from household appliances), can all have an impact on the health of families, staff, patients, clients and even the structure.
The impact can vary significantly, from some simple dryness of skin, to the spread of contagions, heightened allergies or jambing doors and squeaky floors. Knowing the factors that have an impact on indoor air quality can help home or business owners make better decisions about the indoor comfort solution that’s right for them.
Modern building practices mean that buildings are built more tightly for improved energy-efficiency. However, as a result there is a lower exchange of indoor and outdoor air - which in turn has led to an increase in poor indoor air quality. Building structures may be less expensive to heat and cool, but fresh air is sealed out and air pollutants, excessive humidity or overly dry conditions build up inside.To improve your Indoor Air Quality - call to speak to one our team.
So...what can you do?
Understanding your current situation is the first step, with our comprehensive building assessment able to identify where your Indoor Air Quality is at the moment - and then......what you can do to improve it.
Our Indoor Air Quality audit reviews all HVAC equipment onsite, building design and orientation, and even considers the age and condition of the building itself. From this, we can then provide firm recommendations around the best options to improve your situation.
Options may include;
- Different equipment choice - as your needs may no longer match your equipment
- Filters - new, clean or additional filters, covering HEPA and MERV options
- UV Lights - ideal for reducing bacteria, virus and mold
- Humidifiers - to control the volume of moisture present
- Heat Recovery Ventilation - bringing fresh air in without compromising temperature
- Hydronic - a dustless, closed circuit option which is ideal for allergy sufferers
We find that there is always options to improve Indoor Air Quality, with plenty of choices to match your budget and specific health needs.Call today to Book In your Indoor Air Quality Audit
A few useful points to know...
The importance of Indoor Air Quality is different for everyone - hence, the variety of options available. To help you, here are a few quick facts to consider.
- Ultraviolet light kills 99% of bacteria, viruses and mold spores and is very efficient. It works because these lights produce a wavelength of 185-254 nanometers, which renders these organisms sterile. When organisms can no longer reproduce, they die.
- Dust mites die at humidity levels between 40 and 50 percent. So, if you have a dust mite, mold or mild allergy problem, check your humidity levels often and don’t let the humidity rise beyond 40 percent.
- A MERV (filter) rating of 13 to 16 is considered a high-ranking filter and can remove up to 75 percent of all airborne particles 0.3 microns or greater from the air.
- HEPA filters can capture up to 99.7 percent of all contaminants 0.3 microns or greater using a sophisticated mat of fibres arranged in a specific configuration.
- Hydronic is a fully closed system which is quiet, dustless and provides continuous ambient heating, making it the heater of choice for those with allergies.
A point to finish on - if you have not considered the quality of your Indoor Air Quality....then there is a very good chance that no-one else has either. Just consider what you may be breathing now!To improve the health of your environment - call us today!