Indoor air quality (IAQ) is becoming one of the biggest concerns of our time. Here is why:
- The EPA ranks indoor air pollution as one of the top 5 environmental dangers.
- Research has shown that indoor air is 2-5 times more polluted than the worst outdoor air, even in large cities! In some instances, the indoor air was 100 times more polluted.
- Research estimates that Americans spend 90% of their time indoors.
Getting an Indoor Air Quality Analysis is the best way to know if your home has potential air quality issues. But here are the common problems our technicians see in the field based on the approximate age of your home.
In homes that were built more than 25 years ago, air quality is a huge concern. Most of these homes need a comprehensive air quality plan.
Why? Older homes could have serious pollutants hiding in the duct system that may circulate throughout the home. Also, small cracks and breaks in the duct work can force your heating and cooling system to work harder than it should, which will cost you money.
The air quality in homes that were built more than 10 years ago needs to be maintained.
Why? Proper humidification is essential in keeping mold, bacteria, viruses, and fungi from being able to replicate in your home. Also, proper humidification will keep you warmer in the winter, and cooler in the summer, so that you save money on energy bills.
Homes less than 10 years old are air tight and energy efficient, adhering to the newest regulations. But this means that newer home owners must be even more careful to maintain good air quality in their home.
Why? Because newer homes are air tight, it is essential to make sure that the air circulating through the home is constantly filtered and cleaned. Our Nature’s Home Air Cleaning systems filter particles down to 1 micron, so you can be sure your home is protected.
Balanced humidification, UV Air Purification, zoning to address any hot or cold spots, and Duct cleaning.
How is the air quality in your Maryland home or small business? Contact us today for a free analysis.