INDOOR AIR QUALITY FAQS
Common IAQ Questions
- Why should I be concerned about indoor air? Isn’t pollution outside?
- Most of our lives are spent indoors, and the Environmental Protection Agency says that indoor air can actually be 4-5 times more harmful than outside air. Most houses provide excellent insulation against the outside, which means that they are better at holding in air–along with harmful particles and dust. With asthma and allergies on the rise, it’s important to keep the quality of air inside your home clean and healthy.
- If I clean my house every day, will my air be clean?
- No. On average, a 1500 square foot home will make about 40 pounds of dust throughout a year. No matter how well and often you clean your house, it is impossible to remove all of the dust and allergens to keep your air clean and comfortable. Plus, there are certain indoor air pollution and allergens that cannot be removed when cleaning by hand.
- How can I keep my home’s air clean?
- Regularly checking your air filter and cleaning or changing it is one way to keep your air cleaner. Air duct cleaning is another option, and it is performed on an as-needed basis. Another option is to install a High Efficiency air filtration systems that works in tandem with your HVAC system. If you’re looking for more ideas, check out our Indoor Air Quality page here.
- Does a Whole Home Air Cleaner work?
- Whole Home Air Cleaners can provide up to 99.98% cleaner air for your home. They are out of sight, designed to work in conjunction with your existing system. While most air cleaners are designed to fit in one room, Whole Home Air Cleaners are designed to operate throughout the air ducts that your air conditioning or heating system use, and provide cleaner air to your entire home.
- What should my indoor humidity level be?
- According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), anywhere in the range of 30-60 percent is the recommended normal level for a household.