Indoor Air Quality



Indoor Air Quality

Keeping your indoor air clean and healthy for your family is an important goal. Indoor air pollution is often five times worse than outdoors. Part of the problem is that homes are being built tighter and tighter to make them efficient, which unfortunately results in breathing in trapped pollutants like, dust, pet dander, bacteria, viruses, cleaning agents, and other things we drag in from outside.

Causes of poor indoor air quality


Indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems in homes. Inadequate ventilation, lack of humidity, temperature control, and poor filtration can increase concentrations of these pollutants

Signs you have indoor air quality concerns


If your experiencing any of these conditions you may benefit from a indoor air quality assessment.

  • Fatigue
  • Skin dryness or irritation
  • Respitory symptoms
  • Allergies
  • Headaches or nausea
  • Inability to sleep
  • Bloody noses
  • Frequent static discharges
  • Unpleasant odors
  • Dust buildup
  • Hot and cold spots
  • Visible bacterial and fungal growth vents and other areas of the home

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IAQ Best Practices and Solutions

Fewer Chemicals

V.O.C.’s are Volatile organic compounds. They are emitted as gasses from certain solids or liquids. Use fewer high VOC chemicals. Store chemicals in garages or sheds rather than kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. Minimize the use of air fresheners and candles.
Control Humidity
Ensure that bath and kitchen fans are working properly and HVAC system is sized appropriately. Using whole home humidifiers / Dehumidifiers can give you precise control
Air Sealing
Reduce gaps and cracks to the attic and outdoors that pull unwanted, unfiltered air into the space.
Duct Sealing
Having leaky ducts could be bringing in unfiltered air from crawl spaces and attics.
Use HRV/ERV to bring in filtered, fresh air to dilute chemicals and other pollutants. This is also necessary to keep the building properly air balanced. To much negative pressure could pull in unfiltered air through gaps and cracks.
Filter better
Use 4″ high MERV, high surface area, low velocity air filters. Combine this with a whole home bypass HEPA filtration and charcoal activated filters for ultimate protection and filtration against particulate matter
Consider technologies like UVC lights and activated carbon to reduce VOC’s and Odor. Some products have combined these amazing technologies like the APCO-X. Learn more about it using the link below


Use air quality monitors for cO2, VOC’s, PM 2.5, and CO monitors if you have any fuel burning appliances.

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At Premier Heating and Cooling, safety and comfort is our business. Beyond our traditional HVAC services, we also offer an array of indoor air quality products. Contact us today for your IAQ assessment.