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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is an important part of home performance because it affects the health and safety of your family and the longevity of your home. Pollutants and undesirable moisture levels can come from many sources, including doors and windows, air leaks, pets, occupants, cooking, furnishings, and building materials. Fortunately, indoor air quality can be monitored and improved.
IAQ can be affected by a variety of contaminants:
Though not a contaminant itself, moisture can affect your comfort level and foster the growth of microbial contaminants.
|Source control||Seal air leaks||CO, Radon, VOCs, CO2|
|Remove mold/bacteria||Mold, bacteria|
|Eliminate leaks and other moisture sources||Moisture|
|Discard expired/unneeded substances||VOCs|
|Filtration||Replace/upgrade furnace filter||Particulates
|Install air purifier||Organisms
|Ventilation||Install kitchen and bathroom ventilation||Microbes, Particulates, Humidity, CO2|
|Vent combustion equipment||CO|
|Radon mitigation system||Radon|
If you want to find out more about air quality and your home, schedule a phone consultation with one of our Home Advisors.