Indoor air quality is vital to businesses, landlords, building managers, tenants, facilities staff, and employees. It can positively and negatively impact the health, comfort, well-being, and productivity of building occupants.
It is extremely important to have a good indoor air quality flow throughout your office or building in High Point, NC. This will help you ensure a supply of fresh air and limit the danger of indoor air contamination from sources such as dirty air ventilation, carbon monoxide, and mound.
Indoor air pollution can seriously affect your health, both immediately and in the long term.
It is essential to know what causes indoor air pollution and how to improve indoor air quality. Read below to know more.
The Truth About HVAC
HVAC plays a significant role in influencing the suitability of spaces for human use. Ideally, an HVAC system will be the source of the best quality air for any given space by filtering, conditioning, and blending in fresh outdoor air before delivering to the breathing zone.
In most cases, the HVAC system will be the source of the best quality. Still, biological contamination is not as quickly addressed and can pose a significant threat to indoor air quality. Some common pollutants found in the HVAC system are:
This pollutant is a mixture of solid and liquid particles that are suspended in the air. Prolonged exposure to PM2.5 can cause permanent respiratory problems such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and heart disease.
Because these particles are so thin, they stay suspended in the air for a long time, and they are very difficult to remove from the air using filters.
Volatile organic compounds
VOCs are compounds that have a high vapor pressure and low water solubility. Many VOCs chemicals are made by humans. These are used and produced in the manufacture of refrigerants.
This type of pollutant includes various chemicals. Some of these may have short- and long-term adverse health effects like damage to the liver or kidney, and central nervous system.
All energy production using combustion emits carbon dioxide. This includes driving cars, electricity production or heating. Exposure to CO2 can produce a variety of health effects like dizziness, restlessness, needles feeling, difficulty breathing, and sweating.
Hire the Experts
You can help to reduce these health issues by getting the proper maintenance of your HVAC system. Kay Heating and Air has the experience and knows how to handle this. Get in touch with us and schedule an appointment.