IAQ stands for indoor air quality, which is the air quality within and around buildings and structures. IAQ impacts the health and comfort of building occupants. Healthy Climate Solutions™ from Lennox, and other indoor air quality systems, work with your home comfort system to make your indoor air as clean and comfortable as it can possibly be. When your home’s air is clean, your family can breathe and feel better.
Signs of an Indoor Air Problem
Odors and damaged surfaces:
While you can’t see the air in your home, there are signs you can look for to tell if there’s something wrong. Red flags may include musty odors, condensation on windows, discoloration of walls or ceilings, loose drywall tape, wood warping, and peeling or chipping of paint.
Headaches and other health symptoms:
How you feel is also a good indicator of whether or not you have a problem with indoor air quality. If you can breathe easier when you’re away from home, your home’s air may not be as healthy as it should be.
Do you know if the air your family breathes at home is unhealthy or unsafe?
According to the EPA the air inside your home can be up to 5X dirtier and more polluted than the outside air.
What is IAQ? Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is the quality of the air within your home as it relates to your family’s health and comfort.
What can be done to clean up your indoor air and make your home safer and more comfortable?
Sobieski recommends a 6-step program to provide your family with the healthiest IAQ possible.
First, you need to identify the extent of the problems. It’s easy to add quick-fix products into the home, but they may not really solve the problem which is frustrating and wastes your time and money.
Sobieski can scientifically identify the IAQ problems in your home and recommend the exact product or combination of products to solve the root cause problems and make your family safer, healthier, and happier!
We utilize an Air Advice monitor to quickly and scientifically analyze the air in your home. This analysis provides a report that we provide to you on the 6 Danger Levels of IAQ and recommended solutions to reduce, destroy, and control the problems.
Second, you need to control, reduce, or eliminate the sources of the problems. In most cases that involves cleaning your home on a regular basis, washing bedding weekly, getting rid of pollution sources such as cleaning supplies, paints, etc. and look out for possible sources of VOC’s that are off-gassing dangerous chemicals into your home.
Third, Proper air filtration is the unsung hero of great IAQ. The problem is that most air filters used in HVAC system are not up to the task to actually provide you with clean air or, they may actually cause harm to your HVAC system.
The best air filters do not just filter your air. They actually clean the air and are part of a system that traps particulates like dust, dirt, pet dander, germs & bacteria, viruses providing cleaner, healthier air for you to breathe.
Fourth, maintain the proper levels of relative humidity to control the growth of unwanted living organisms like mold spores and bacteria and limit the ability of viruses to impact your health.
Fifth, provide adequate ventilation to ensure that the stale, polluted indoor air is changed out on a regular basis with the fresher outdoor air while also saving energy.
Sixth, Air Purification utilizing germicidal, ultra-violet lights ensures that you have reduced the dangerous levels of mold, bacteria, dust mites, and viruses in your air.
Sobieski is your expert source for the best IAQ solutions in your home; You will get the most value for your investment and enjoy the healthiest, purified air and peace of mind available.
Use this Healthy Solutions Finder to help you determine what solution is best for your home and family.