4 Major Causes of Low Indoor Air Quality
Do You Have Poor Indoor Air Quality?
Poor indoor air quality is responsible for many physical problems. Some people are more sensitive to the repeated exposure of indoor air pollutants and can experience symptoms immediately. Others have more gradual physical problems. The bottom line is that low indoor air quality needs to be identified and addressed before your health takes a toll.
1. Lack of Ventilation
Indoor pollution sources are trapped in energy-efficient structures. Without proper ventilation, gases or particles that are present have nowhere to escape. Inadequate ventilation increases indoor pollutants due to a lack of fresh air. Indoor toxins have no way of becoming diluted and less harmful when contained in a limited space. Barometric pressure and humidity also play a part in raising the poor quality of some pollutants.
2. High Levels of Volatile Chemicals
Being sanitary is not enough in reducing the volatile chemicals that are in the air of commercial structures. Building materials, such as paint, varnishes, carpet, air fresheners and cleaning products are ever present. It is almost impossible to buy products that are free from volatile chemicals in today's society. Using low-level volatile chemical materials in building is the best measure to take.
3. Inadequate Filtration
Having a range hood exhaust fan or a furnace filter may not be enough to keep up with the toxins that fill inside buildings. Smoking in a home is a major pollutant that can stay in the air and hard to filter. Other toxins can be created by the change in temperature and humidity. Fresh air is the best resource for filtering the are, but not always possible. Regular maintenance by an HVAC professional can insure the right filtration rate according to your structure.
4. Poor Exhaust System
Having an exhaust fan in your bathroom is needed for more than just removing odors. Very few people pay attention to the amount of moisture and gases that are removed by installing an exhaust fan. Attic fans are also required by venting codes. An HVAC professional is experienced in fitting the right exhaust system for your home or commercial building.
Our HVAC professionals are trained to recognize the signs of low indoor air quality. When considering a remodeling project or building a new structure in the Prospect, IL area, Master Mechanical Heating & Cooling can provide the right HVAC engineering and maintenance tools to protect your structure. Call us today at (847) 796-6665 to discuss your needs. For existing structures, Master Mechanical offers 24/7 servicing. Good indoor air quality is more than just fitting a few filters. Keep your building safe for everyone by talking to a HVAC professional.