Leading Factors of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Leading Factors of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Is a heating and air conditioning unit putting you in jeopardy? Heating and air conditioning systems need regular maintenance to provide the highest temperature control standard. 

The air we breathe can be one of the essential factors to respiratory health, and it’s invisible! Since we can’t see our air, other sensory factors inform our perception of indoor air quality. Leading factors in Indoor Air Quality: Humidity levels, air temperature, pollutants, and ventilation are four of the most important components to examine. 

If you feel your comfort or health is being jeopardized by air quality; consider these factors:

Humidity: When air is too dry, it can lead to dryness in the throat and coughing. Too much moisture in the air can be an incubator for various mold and mildew spores to grow.

Temperature: This may seem insignificant, but hot air can contribute to dry skin and vision impairment, especially in an office environment. Cold air can contribute to chills and aggravate existing illnesses. 

Pollutants:  Dust, mold and other common allergens can build up in the ducts of heating and air conditioning systems if they are not properly maintained. Regular upkeep and cleaning are imperative to prevent this. 

Ventilation: Recirculating these kinds of containments can contribute to respiratory illness and allergies. If you notice musty odors, the issue can probably be traced to improper ventilation. Lack of outside air in your system can create a sense of staleness in the indoor air quality. Repeatedly breathing the same air is not a refreshing experience. 

All of these factors play an essential role in testing indoor air quality. If you experience issues in your work or home environment, contact IAP and schedule an inspection to find the source of the problem.