Selecting Indoor Air Quality

How to choose the right Indoor Air Quality equipment

On a normal day of going about our business at home and work, we are constantly exposed to environmental pollutants that pose varying degrees of risk. Some risks are simply unavoidable, such as automobile pollution, environmental dust, and normal levels of molds and bacteria. Some pollutants such as those from photocopiers, computers, or cleaning materials we choose to accept because to do otherwise would restrict our ability to lead our lives the way we want.

In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated the air within homes and other buildings can be more polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors. For those most susceptible; the very young, the elderly, and the chronically ill, especially those suffering from respiratory or cardiovascular disease, the health risk due to air pollution may be greater indoors than outdoors.

Poor indoor air quality is caused by airborne particles and gases or vapors that adversely affect occupant health, safety and comfort. These airborne particles often come from the building structure or its furnishings. Some indoor air quality problems are so adverse that the entire structure may be defined as a “sick building”.

Poor indoor air quality has been shown to result in an increased incidence of illness and absenteeism, reduced productivity, irritability, complaints about building odor, stuffiness and health problems. These health problems may include allergies, coughing, diarrhea, eye, nose and throat irritation, fatigue, general respiratory problems, headaches, nausea, dizziness, runny nose, and skin irritation.

Superior indoor air quality at home is an essential component of your family’s health and comfort. Many allergies are caused by indoor contaminants. The proper air filtration system works to eradicate these bothersome elements from the air you breathe. It also prevents dangerous viruses and molds from circulating through your home. We can install an indoor air filtration system that works in conjunction with your existing heating and air conditioning system.

The system’s filters will greatly reduce the percentage of dust, pollen, allergens, viruses, bacteria, molds, pet dander, and tobacco smoke in the air in your home. Indoor Air Quality Systems with charcoal filters can eliminate pesky cooking and pet odors. Since heating and air conditioning ducts may foster the growth of certain bacteria and allow for dust and particles to collect, air filters are an essential addition to your home comfort system.

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Residential Indoor Air Quality Service Area

Here at Alternative HVAC Solutions, we have over 35 years of experience in providing indoor air quality products and services including installation, maintenance, and service, allowing us to offer you the finest heating services serving Menlo Park, Redwood City, Los Altos, Belmont, Atherton, San Carlos, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Redwood Shores, Foster City, Burlingame, Portola Valley, and Half Moon Bay, and surrounding cities.

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