What Does an Indoor Air Quality System and the World Cup Have in Common?
This year saw record-breaking audiences for the FIFA World Cup, with people around the world watching with bated breath to see who would come out on top. Similarly, homeowners are increasingly aware of the importance of improving indoor air quality (IAQ), with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listing it as one of the top public health risks. Much like the World Cup, indoor air quality systems include diverse teams of equipment playing smaller matches to win the larger battle for healthy indoor air.
Team IAQ Like the many teams in the World Cup, indoor air quality includes many different systems and types of equipment. The most important ones are:
- Ventilation systems maintain home comfort and healthy air by bringing in fresh, outside air.
- Filtration systems are attached to your home’s furnace or air handler, where they filter allergens like mold spores and animal dander from indoor air.
- Purification systems remove contaminants from indoor air, destroying them before air is re-circulating through the furnace or air handler.
- Humidifiers add moisture to make air feel warmer in winter and save money on utility bills.
- Dehumidifiers remove moisture from indoor air to balance humidity, increase home comfort, and growth of mold and other contaminants.
Germicidal lights use ultraviolet light to reduce the proliferation of microorganisms like mold, mildew, and bacteria. Winning healthy home air Poor indoor air can lead to headaches, fatigue, asthma, and many other health problems, so it is important to maintain your home’s air quality systems.
From small steps like closing windows on high pollen days to maintaining home filtration systems and even installing a whole-home air purification system, there are many ways to address IAQ. While each system or piece of equipment plays a given match, whether purifying, humidifying, or otherwise, it also contributes to the goal of overall indoor air quality.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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