Improving Indoor Air Quality
The average American spends about 90% of his or her day indoors. With the heat and humidity here in Middle Georgia, some days we probably spend more than that hiding out and enjoying the air conditioning. However, most indoor air is a few times more polluted than outdoor air, which makes it hard to breathe easy at home.
You cannot rely on ventilation and filtration to solve indoor air quality issues. Studies have shown that there is no relationship between the type of filtration used and a building’s particulate levels. In fact, the first and most important step in controlling indoor air quality is to remove the source. Many people do not realize that their air conditioning and heating system is often the biggest source of indoor air quality issues.
Duct leakage and airflow blockage (e.g. dirty filters and closed interior doors) depressurizes the building, causing the introduction of vast quantities of outside and attic air, and gasses through the slab. This unconditioned air contains dust, mold, and pollen, which noticeably reduce your indoor air quality while increasing your cooling bills.
Fortunately, there are measures you can take to help improve your air quality. At Freedom HVAC we have the expertise to assess your entire system for proper filtration, ventilation, and air circulation.