“Indoor air quality is a real concern in our community, but thankfully there are things homeowners can do to help alleviate potential IAQ concerns,” says Jack Yarbrough, HVAC manager at Greenstar.
Lake Forest, CA (PRWEB) September 05, 2014
Greenstar Home Services, the leader in sustainable plumbing, HVAC services and whole home water filtration for Orange County and Las Vegas residents, is working to clean up and green up indoor air quality (IAQ). IAQ is important because people spend most of their time indoors.
“Indoor air quality is a real concern in our community, but thankfully there are things homeowners can do to help alleviate potential IAQ concerns,” says Jack Yarbrough, HVAC manager at Greenstar. Electronic air cleaners (EAC’s) and high-efficiency filters help clean the air and provide respiratory relief by removing dirt particles, dust, and even pollen. Humidifiers, heat recovery ventilators, and air purifiers are just some products that can improve IAQ.
Some of the most effective solutions for poor IAQ may involve heating and cooling systems. EAC’s, air filters, and high-efficiency air cleaners can assist in absorbing particles that otherwise would escape due to their size. It is important to be aware that household items will contribute to poor indoor air quality. Not only do composites found in furniture, carpets, upholstery, and drapery fabric continuously release fumes, but cleaning agents, paints, and personal care products can also contribute to indoor pollution. In addition, weather stripping and storm doors can cause poor ventilation, which can further contribute to in-home contaminants.
"Indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor air quality in almost every case,” says William J. Calhoun, MD, professor of medicine and vice chair of the department of medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (Source: Webmd.com). By using the right products and removing airborne dust particles from the air, the extent of contact they have on the respiratory system can be greatly reduced. Although it is not possible to eliminate every cause of contamination, reducing the sources and/or the number of contaminants they produce will add to a healthier living situation.
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