The majority of people are reported to spend approximately 90% of their time inside.
It’s been revealed that most indoor environments suffer from sick building syndrome.
According to research completed by the US Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air is typically five times more polluted than outdoor air. Due to the challenges of weather extremes and cost of energy, opening the windows and encouraging ventilation isn’t always feasible. Sealing up the home to minimize energy waste is a priority. While improving insulation, adding caulk and installing weatherstripping helps to reduce monthly energy costs, a perfectly sealed house traps toxins. Dust, pollen, fumes, dander, smoke particles, and cooking smells are just some of allergens that get contained within the house and steadily circulated. When people breathe in harmful bacteria, viruses, mold spores and other allergens they are at risk of health concerns. Asthma, headache, respiratory infections and sore throat are a few of the issues that can be attributed to poor indoor air quality. HVAC manufacturers have answered the growing concern with a wide selection of indoor air quality units. They sell whole-house options that install directly into the HVAC system, providing quiet, efficient and low-needs operation. Air purifiers disinfect the air up to 8 times per hour, trapping up to 99% of airborne bacteria. Ventilators bring in a steady supply of fresh air, throughout the year, without energy waste. Germicidal UV lamps target bacterial growth within the heating and cooling equipment, sterilizing the air before it circulates into the home. There’s also dehumidifiers and different types humidifiers to control moisture levels. Consulting with an HVAC professional helps to determine the right choice for the specific house and air quality problems.