During the cold winter months, the average person spends too much time indoors. In fact, the only time they spend outdoors is when going to and from work, or school. That is why every homeowner, business manager or school administrator should pay a lot of attention to the indoor air quality in their indoor spaces. According to research, the quality of air outdoors is better than indoor air. This means you have a greater chance of developing respiratory problems, such as asthma, sinusitis, and allergies when you stay indoors than when you spend most of your time outdoors.
To improve indoor air quality, there are a number of things that must be done to the air. First and foremost, the air must be heated, when environmental temperatures are low and cooled when temperatures are high. This will ensure a comfortable indoor environment. If the HVAC system has not been cleaned for long, it may be the main source of air contaminants. Therefore, air filters and air ducts must be cleaned at least twice a year to get rid of dust, pollen, and other airborne impurities.
After heating and air conditioning, the next most important step in the IAQ improvement process is humidity control. Ideally, there should be a humidifier and a dehumidifier inside the building to add or remove excess moisture, depending on the level of humidity in the building.
Filter replacement can also help to improve the quality of air indoors. You may want to consider replacing your filter with a HEPA filter. This type of filter can remove even the tiniest particles, such as mold spores and airborne microorganisms. The new filter can be very helpful in improving the quality of air in your home or business premises.
Installation of sensors, such as CO sensors and humidity sensors, is also important. After all, you would like to be warned when the quality of air in your home is not suitable for human habitation. Ideally, you should hire a licensed and certified HVAC company, such as Alternative Heating & Air to help you improve the IAQ in your home or business premise.