The quality of air inside a building is significantly lower than the quality of air outside. Even with all the environmental pollution taking place in major cities, indoor air quality is still worse than outside air. This is because the space inside a building is enclosed and prone to dozens of pollutants, such as carbon dioxide, moisture, mold spores, animal fur, clothing fibers, smoke from cooking, foul smells from decomposing garbage, dust and many others. These air contaminants can cause respiratory problems, activate allergies and exacerbate conditions like asthma and sinusitis. That is why property owners should invest in systems to improve indoor air quality.

Central Air IAQ Services

Central Air IAQ specialists know all the contaminants that can contaminate the air inside a home as well as contaminants in commercial establishments. They also know how to get rid of those contaminants to keep your IAQ high, thereby ensuring your home or business premise is safe for the inhabitants.

Improving IAQ

The first step in the process of improving IAQ is air filtration. Today’s air filters can remove even the tiniest particles, including pollen, mold spores and dust. This means the air coming out of the AC will be free of any airborne particles. The second step is humidity control. Dry air is hard to breath while damp air can make the indoor environment less comfortable to live or work in. Fortunately, dehumidification occurs naturally when moist air is cooled and losses its water carrying capacity inside the air handler. This leads to formation of air droplets in the air handler. The condensate is collected and drained away. Alternatively, Central Air can install a separate dehumidifier or humidifier to regulate the humidity inside the building. Carbon monoxide detectors should also be installed to monitor the level of this dangerous air contaminant in the building. Every once in awhile, the air filter in the AC or heating system should be replaced to ensure the system works as expected.