Indoor Air Quality is actually paraphrasing the real issue: Indoor Air Pollution, including air temperature and distribution,
air circulation and indoor humidity.
Watch the interview with a local TV station!
Then select from the following topics:
What are typical indoor air pollutants?
Molds and Mildew, Bacteria, Dust Mites, Animal or Pet Dander, Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VCOs), mainly from chemicals used in building materials and used for cleaning, pesticides.
In general people spend their time indoors 90% of the time and are exposed to these and other pollutants.
4 major Sources of Pollution
Mold & Mildew
The primary cause of mold in our homes is due to excess Moisture in the air. Mold spores circulate through the indoor air we breath and will begin growth when enough moisture is present. Relative humidity (RH) over 60% is enough to promote mold growth.
Dust mites are one of the largest causes of allergies in the home. Dust mites live and breed in our pillows, beds, carpets and upholstered furniture. A gram of house dust
(approximately 1/2 teaspoon) contains as many as 1,000 dust mites. That same gram of dust contains over 250,000 of their fecal pellets. Dust mites die off when RH is below 50%.
Pet Dander (dry skin flakes) is the main cause of pet allergies. Everytime our favorite furry friend is petted, rubs against something or even just shakes himself pet dander is released into the air we breathe.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s)
Our daily routines effect the air we breathe more than we realize. VOC’s include cleaning products, pesticides (most come in from outside on our shoes), and personal care products just to name a few.
What does a Heating and Air Conditioning Contractor do to help?
Your local Heating and Air Conditioning Contrator and Carolina Heating Service from its Greenville SC Office will do one or more of the following: