Greenstar Home Services, the leader in sustainable plumbing, HVAC services and whole home water filtration for Orange County and Las Vegas residents, is working to clean up and green up indoor air quality (IAQ). Electronic air cleaners (EAC’s) and high-efficiency filters help clean the air and provide respiratory relief by removing dirt particles, dust, and even pollen. Humidifiers, heat recovery ventilators, and air purifiers are just some products that can improve IAQ.
IAQ is important because according to The American Lung Association, most people spend 90 percent of their time indoors. “Indoor air quality is a real concern in our community, but thankfully there are things homeowners can do to help alleviate potential IAQ concerns,” says Jack Yarbrough, HVAC manager at Greenstar.
Some of the most effective solutions for poor IAQ may involve heating and cooling systems. EAC’s, air filters, and high-efficiency air cleaners can assist in absorbing particles that otherwise would escape due to their size. It is important to be aware that household items will contribute to poor indoor air quality. Not only do composites found in furniture, carpets, upholstery, and drapery fabric continuously release fumes, but cleaning agents, paints, and personal care products can also contribute to indoor pollution. In addition, weather stripping and storm doors can cause poor ventilation, which can further contribute to in-home contaminants.