Indoor Air Quality
Homeowners across the Northern Illinois area are often concerned about pollution and air quality, especially given the fact that air quality can have a direct impact on health. Indoor air contaminants are one of the leading causes in the development of infections and respiratory illnesses such as asthma, other chronic lung diseases as well as a variety of serious health concerns. Inhalation of biological toxins from particles such as mold from excess moisture, spores, bacteria, and mites, along with organic gases from household products are released into the air and threaten your indoor air quality and your health. Most people think only about the quality of air outdoors, when in reality, indoor air quality is often far worse than what is found outside. Keeping homes tightly sealed against the outside environment can definitely help with energy efficiency, it can also reduce airflow and lead to a buildup of toxic and harmful substances in the air you breathe.
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You can protect your family from the adverse effects of indoor air contaminants by enlisting the trusted services of our team at Efficient Heating & Cooling. We will assess your indoor air quality and provide services to reduce or eliminate the circulation of these toxins. From repairs and tune-ups to duct repair, sealing, and replacement, we can ensure your system is up-to-date and functional. Whether you need filtration, humidity control or maintenance of your home’s ductwork to eliminate sources of contamination, our indoor air quality experts can help provide the services you need so you can breathe easy.
Following the guidelines provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for good indoor air quality, we consider a variety of factors including:
- Indoor temperature
- Humidity level
- Ventilation or adequate supply of fresh air
- Presence of pollutants in the air
What Creates Poor Indoor Air Quality?
Any number of pollutants may contribute to poor indoor air quality in residential commercial and industrial buildings. These contributing factors include but are not limited to:
- Mold Growth Caused By Water Damage
- Smoke Residue
- Outdoor Pollutants
- Emissions From Office Equipment Dust Mites
- Malfunctioning HVAC Systems
- Building materials containing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
Indoor air quality can be impacted by everyday objects that most people aren’t aware can be harmful. These factors include overall temperature humidity the presence of pests or pets that are sources of allergens.