As technology advances, more and more buildings are becoming more energy efficient. However, even with these new technologies, it is easy for buildings to pose threats to your health as far as indoor air quality (IAQ) is concerned.
While the HVAC industry has advanced in recent years, most people are still at risk of health issues due to poor IAQ. Pollutants in the air you breathe can lead to irritation to the throat, nose and eyes as well as allergies. Poor IAQ may also lead to more complex problems such as sinus congestion, hypersensitivity, headaches and shortness of breath among other conditions.
Indoor Air Quality Myths And Facts
Here are both IAQ myths as well as facts that you’ll need to understand in order to learn the importance of keeping your indoor air properly clean at all times.
Permanent Gas Detectors Work
True. These devices are quite effective in detecting gasses present in the air you breathe. Performing regular maintenance tasks on your gas detectors goes a long way towards ensuring your air is free of harmful gasses.
It’s Difficult To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
False. While it will cost you more money to improve your IAQ, it is quite doable. However, after doing the math, you’ll come to find out that improving your indoor air quality can save you more money in the long-run.
Gas Detectors Are The Same
False. There are many companies that manufacture gas detectors. They can operate differently and have unique features. Make sure to research before purchasing.
Choosing Gas Detectors Should Be Based On Your Room’s Square Footage
False. You shouldn’t use your room’s square footage to determine which gas detector to get. Coverage is dependent upon the type of gas you have because every gas behaves uniquely; again, do your research.
Gas Will Reduce Energy Bills In Industrial And Commercial Buildings
True. Gas detectors are designed to turn off or on the ventilation system based on the gasses present in the air. For instance, if there is too much carbon monoxide in the air, gas detectors will automatically turn on fans on your ventilation system in order to get rid of the harmful gas.
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