Amid the ongoing global pandemic, it is more vital than ever for any home or office to have the highest air quality possible. Not only can viruses travel through your air, but other harmful contaminants use your breathable air as a convenient highway. By implementing higher air quality practices, your home will have an extra layer of protection. With more people returning to a socially-distanced and in-person office setting, the importance of having proper circulation and filtration indoors is unmatched.
What is IAQ?
IAQ stands for “Indoor Air Quality” and signifies the level of particles and air contaminants within an indoor space. The lower your ranking, the less filtration and circulation a space has, meaning there is a higher concentration of pollutants and debris in your air.
Why is Having Clean Air Important?
Clean air is important for overall health. When the air quality of a space is high, there are little to no pollutants in the air, allowing you to breathe without concern. When your air is of lower quality, inhaling it for long periods of time can lead to serious, and sometimes life-threatening, health problems in the future.
How Can IAQ Testing Promote Better Health?
Testing your IAQ allows you to know where your home or office stands in its ability to maintain air quality. These tests allow for homeowners and HVAC specialists to see where an HVAC system needs to be improved to allow for higher air quality and easier breathing.
The information from an IAQ test gives you the ability to replace, repair or install new ways of filtration or circulation to improve your indoor air quality. Extra filtration and circulation offers a better chance for your HVAC system to protect your home and office against pollutants from floating around in your air.
Home Air Quality
Your home is the place where you spend the majority of your day, so it should have the highest air quality possible. This cuts down on any potential allergens within your home and adds a layer of protection against whatever you bring back into your home while being out in the world.
High home air quality can be achieved with extra filtration in your HVAC system, which can be determined by an IAQ test. Big Mountain offers a comprehensive array of air filtration and purification options to keep your air cleaner. From carbon filters to remove particles to UVC light used to kill airborne viruses, your air pollutants are no match for us.
Office Air Quality
With many workplaces transitioning back to an in-office setting, the main focus for air quality improvement should be the level of air circulation that can occur within your office’s space. This can be determined by the filtration your office’s HVAC system can provide. The more people that populate a room means there needs to be more air circulation to ensure any pollutants in the air are removed and not inhaled into everyone’s lungs.
Long-term exposure to polluted air can cause health defects like asthma, respiratory diseases and even cancer. With the current awareness of airborne viruses and contaminants, the longer you spend inside a building with other people, the higher the vulnerability to experiencing symptoms of allergies or catching an illness.