What is IAQ and Why Should I Care?
According to the EPA Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns.
Physical Health: The EPA states that poor air quality can have both short term effects such as irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches etc, and long term effects such as respiratory diseases, heart disease and even in some cases cancer. While the physical health aspect of IAQ is important alone, our focus at Custom Mechanical is to ensure the health of your HVAC System so that in turn your family and home will be protected.
HVAC System Health: IAQ will improve your HVAC system health in two areas.
1. Equipment Functionality: the furnace, the motor, the blower wheel, heat exchanger, ac coil, duct work, furnishing, etc. If these components become loaded with dust they will not perform.
2.Equipment Longevity: IAQ will maximize the life of your system, which in turn maximizes your ROI. A system lasting just 5 years longer than expected will increase ROI as much as 20%. System with great IAQ can easily expect to last 20 years.
Additionally, by maintaining or improving IAQ you will maximize your energy bill savings because systems will not have to work as hard to produce the same results.
Maximum IAQ requires four things: Filtration, Circulation, Dilution, and Humidity Control
Contact Custom Mechanical & Sheet Metal Today to ensure your four Indoor Air Quality pillars are strong to gain the benefits of HVAC system health, energy savings, and home safety.