5 Myths About Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is an important concept, especially if you have severe allergies or are asthmatic. There are some myths about indoor air quality that you should consider, including the following:

1. There is no need to replace AC sensors.

This is not true. AC sensors have a shelf life of around one to ten years, and a faulty sensor can hurt your indoor air quality, too.

2. Improving indoor air quality is difficult, if not impossible.

Once again, this is not true. Investing in a good HVAC system will help to improve air quality, and many certified air technicians can provide a “Home Air Quality Evaluation” to ensure your air is clean. Here are some more tips for improving your IAQ.

3. Air pollution is only an outdoor problem.

Again, this is not true. Some estimates are that indoor air can be 12 times worse than the outdoor variety. Contact your state’s CDC Department for more information.

4. Ozone generators are safe for your health.

At times, this can be true, especially when they are being used to treat asthma. However, please be aware that they often emit harmful substances and must be properly managed in a home setting.

5. All HVAC Technicians are the same.

Don’t think for a minute that you should not properly vet your HVAC technician. Ask them about their credentials and their experience. Here are some tips to follow.

For more information on this and other important air quality subjects, contact Complete Air Mechanical.