posted by Hinds Energy @ 9:49am, Tuesday, July 26th, 2016.
How is your IAQ?
No, I did not ask what is your IQ.
I am talking about Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in your home.
Here are a few Air Quality Facts
1. Since 1990, the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has consistently ranked indoor air
pollution as one of the top five risks to public health.
2. 91% of homes in
the U.S. have particle allergens levels (dust, dander, pollen, spores and
smoke) outside of the recommended range.
3. Since 1980, the
asthma death rate for children under 19 years of age has increased by nearly
4. Spending on
medications to relieve allergy and asthma symptoms stands at over 5 billion
dollars a year.
Looking at these statistics, it is
probably safe to say most of us have experienced some level of IAQ deficiency
in the home. Indications of IAQ problems in the home would be excessive
dust, stuffy rooms, some rooms that feel hot or cold when the rest of the house
is comfortable, a musty smell, family members that sneeze often, feel lethargic
or have dry skin.
If you have experienced some or all
of these IAQ problems, here are some recommended actions that you can take to
improve your IAQ:
1. Use a door mat, a
wipe off mat will cut down on one of the biggest carriers of particulate in the
home, the bottoms of shoes.
2. Use the exhaust
fan when cooking and the bathroom exhaust fan.
3. Limit the use of
scented candles and room fresheners
4. Wash Bedding frequently
in hot water.
If you have tried all of the above
and still experience IAQ problems here are some things that we can do to help
you breathe easier in your home.
1. Install a high
efficiency particulate air filter on your forced air heating system. A high
efficiency HEPA filter can provide relief from allergies by trapping smaller
airborne particles, these filters make the air in your home cleaner and less
irritating to allergy sufferers.
2. Install a
Guardian QR+ into your existing duct work. This unit charges the air with
ionized hydro-peroxides which attack odors, air pollutants, VOCS, mold,
bacteria and viruses. It easily mounts in heating and air conditioning duct
work which is where most sick building problems start.
3. Inspect, Clean,
Repair and Sanitize the dirty ductwork that the heating systems uses to
disperse the conditioned air in your home. Duct cleaning removes all the
accumulated dirt, debris and other contaminates found in the HVAC system
mechanical ventilation, which dilutes volatile organic compounds (VOCS) by
introducing fresh outdoor air. Mechanical ventilation is like opening a window,
but doing so in a more energy efficient manner.
If you would like a Free IAQ
consultation and Free Video inspection of the duct work in your home, call us
at 1-888-883-0692. We would be happy to help you, breathe easier in your home.