Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality in and around our structures, and is part of our indoor environmental quality. Our IAQ is impacted by a variety of environmental pollutants. A properly functioning HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system can improve our IAQ and reduce the impact on environmental pollutants.
The list of factors that impact our environmental air quality is long, including the planes we fly, the cars we drive, and the Heating and Cooling systems we use. But, can you believe that a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities? At Heroes Heating and Cooling, we respond accordingly, as we provide the industry’s highest recognized standards in indoor air quality.
What are some of the sources of indoor pollution and contamination?
Most buildings and homes can be a source of exposure to ozone particles, germs, and chemicals as well as oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood, tobacco products, building material (asbestos, for example), cleaning products, or high humidity (causing mold spore growth). In addition, over time, ducts can accumulate mold, bacteria, dander, pet hair, and dust mites. These elements get expelled into the indoor environment when the air is circulated through the HVAC system. Exposure to these forms of pollution can be greatly reduced with a Heroes maintenance call or installation of a new indoor air quality system.
HVAC systems need to be maintained and serviced not only to improve IAQ, but also to reduce emissions contributing to global air pollution and warming. Air Conditioning systems rely heavily on electricity which is currently produced by polluting fossil fuels. Ensuring your system is running at its most efficient capacity is important to reduce the amount of energy consumed by your HVAC system. In addition. AC units that are not operating properly can be emitting hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) which increase the holes in the ozone layer which contributes to global warming.
Nature can self-purify outdoor air through rain, lightning, and ultraviolet sun rays. As homeowners or building owners, other than opening windows to circulate the air and let the sunshine in, we have no way to self-purify the interior air we breathe. Human and mechanical intervention is required. Heroes installs and services HVAC systems that provide the latest technology in HEPA filtration, Ionizing, and Ultraviolet (UV) sanitation. We are here to save the day!
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