HVAC and Indoor Air Quality

 


A commonly held belief with HVAC systems is that the filters you change regularly on your Central Heat and Air unit are there to protect you from breathing polluted air.

Not so.

The most common filters do not do anything to protect or ensure better indoor air quality, but rather are there to protect the components of the machinery.

sneezingA popular survey conducted by the EPA(Environmental Protection Agency) even shows that as much as 45% of commercial buildings that use air handlers were using the wrong filters, or the wrong sized filters. With statistics like this it’s not surprising that Indoor Air Pollution has risen so significantly as a national health threat. also see: epa aiq

As many as two out of three indoor air quality problems involve the HVAC system in our homes, schools, and business.
The same HVAC system that distributes conditioned air throughout a building can also distribute indoor air pollutants throughout a building.

Bacteria and Mold species can get into a building through the air intake system and find their way into the HVAC system, where they can grow in damp or wet places, such as cooling coils, humidifiers, condensation drip pans, and filters, and then serve as a continued source of contamination throughout the building. The air handler can also take pollution from one portion of the building and redistribute it to other areas the building.

Poorly configured and poorly maintained HVAC systems compounded with the sheer numbers of Commercial buildings and homes brings the threat of Indoor Air Pollution Sickness to an All Time High.

Poor Indoor Air Quality has been proven to be at the source or the trigger to many illnesses including allergies, asthma, immune system deficiencies, legionelosis, pontiac fever, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis, aspergillosis, and influenza.

Air Oasis Air Sanitizers can Help Protect Your Family, Your Students, or Your Staff from the
Risks associated With Indoor Air Pollution Spread Through Your Central Heat and Air Units.

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