Poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is one of the top leading environmental health risks. Pollutants in the air can be more harmful to young children and the elderly. Usually eliminating the source and installing better filtration and proper ventilation can resolve the problem. Some of the following symptoms can be cause by poor indoor air quality; sore eyes, fatigue, burning in the eyes and throat, worsened allergies, respiratory illness, heart disease, cancer, etc. Common pollutants found in homes are radon, second hand smoke, combustible pollutants, VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), asthma triggers, and mold. The average homeowner can be unaware combustible pollutants such as fuel burning appliances can release gases like carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless deadly gas, a silent killer. VOCs are found in paints, lacquers, cleaning supplies, shampoos, furnishings, building materials, and air fresheners to name a few.
There are several filtration products, air cleaners, and fresh air ventilators that can help improve the quality of air we breathe in our home. Opening in windows and doors can help bring in fresh air. Controlling the humidity and changing filters regularly can also help.
Below you will find several options for better Indoor Air quality.
- Media Filters
- Electronic Air Cleaners
- Hepa Cleaners
- UV lights
- Fresh Air Ventilators
- Portable Air Cleaners
Please review the EPAs website for more informative information on Indoor Air Quality. See Epa.gov for additional information.