Air Quality - Don't Get a Cold

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a term which refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. IAQ can be affected by gases (including carbon monoxide, radon, volatile organic compounds), particulates, microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria) or any mass or energy stressor that can induce adverse health conditions. Source control, filtration and the use of ventilation to dilute contaminants are the primary methods for improving indoor air quality in most buildings.Residential units can further improve indoor air quality by routine cleaning of carpets and area rugs. EPA has guidelines for frequency of cleaning based on traffic, number of household members,pets, children and smokers. Carpets and rugs act like an air filter and must be cleaned.

The Environmental Protection Agency has conducted studies showing that the air inside a facility can be at least 20 times more polluted than outside air. We can improve your indoor air quality by adding an American Standard AccuClean electronic air filtration system, which captures 99.98 percent of unwanted particles and allergens from filtered air down to .3 microns and helps extend the life of your system.