Indoor Air Quality Tips

Indoor Air Quality Tips

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Indoor Air Quality Tips

At COIT, we believe that indoor air quality is an important aspect of any healthy home and business and the CDC agrees especially because COVID viral particles spread between people more readily indoors than outdoors. Other contaminants ranging from cigarette smoke to allergens, chemicals from paint or glues, or outdoor pollutants that travel through windows, can affect the quality of clean indoor air.

According to the Daily Green, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates people spend 90% of their time indoors, but indoor air quality can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air.  Ventilation system upgrades or improvements can increase the delivery of clean air and dilute potential contaminants. Consult experienced heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals when considering changes to HVAC systems and equipment. The American Lung Association and the CDC offers numerous tips for protecting indoor air. 

By paying attention to your Indoor Air Quality, you’ll be taking a big step toward keeping your family’s home environment clean and healthy from Covid and numerous other pathogens. 

Covid Air Quality Tips
  1. Open outdoor air dampers beyond minimum settings to reduce or eliminate HVAC air recirculation.
  2. Ventilate your rooms well. Open windows when safe and possible, and install venting for appliances and in unvented bathrooms. Make sure all vents connect to the outdoors. Fireplaces and wood or gas stoves must also be vented properly to the outside, because they can produce carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and fine particle pollution, and other toxic air pollutants.
    1. Use fans to increase the effectiveness of open windows
  3. Turn off any demand-controlled ventilation (DCV) controls that reduce air supply based on occupancy or temperature during occupied hours. In homes and buildings where the HVAC fan operation can be controlled at the thermostat, set the fan to the “on” position instead of “auto,” which will operate the fan continuously, even when heating or air-conditioning is not required.
  4. Inspect and maintain exhaust ventilation systems in areas such as kitchens, cooking areas, etc.

By paying attention to your Indoor Air Quality, you’ll be taking a big step toward keeping your family’s home environment clean and healthy from Covid and numerous other pathogens. End Of Article

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