IAQ is an acronym for
indoor air quality. It refers to the quality of air inside a home, commercial space or building.
The better the air quality, the better the health and comfort of the people
inside will be. Indoor air quality is an indicator of what’s going
on in a home or space. It answers how well the air conditioning system
works, the level of humidity inside that space and whether or not there
are pollutants inside.
Does Your AC Improve Your Comfort?
A functioning AC system has a big role in the upkeep of a space when it
comes to its IAQ. If the AC is used often enough, the humidity level should
be somewhere between 30-50 percent. There should not be the smell of mold
or mildew anywhere. People occupying the space should not be displaying
symptoms as a result of being inside. A
poorly functioning AC system will contribute to the problems associated with poor indoor air quality.
Is There too Much Moisture in the Air?
Indoor spaces with high humidity levels have much thicker air, especially
in small spaces. The high humidity will cause the space to sweat as a
result. Moisture will develop on the windows and it will slowly pour through
walls. Any paint job done will begin to peel and different parts of the
home will rot. An environment like this will attract insects that cause
further damage. This normally happens in poorly kept buildings. In the
average home, this can happen to one’s basement, garage or attic
if they don’t pay close attention.
Just because a space looks clean doesn’t mean the air is. A space
with too much moisture in the air is also susceptible to mold or mildew
and other biological pollutants. This will be indicated by the smell.
In this type of environment, mold will thrive in visible, but hidden spaces,
the corner of a room behind a table, underneath a coffee table and on
the bottom part of just about anything made out of wood.
An AC and Dehumidifier Are a Must in Florida
A functioning AC system and a dehumidifier will help manage the humidity
in your home, improving the indoor air quality. If you already have an
AC system, consider getting it checked. The technicians at Phoenix Air
will answer any of your questions and concerns about the upkeep of the
quality of air and will assist with any needed adjustments, from performing
maintenance checks on your
Palm Beach County AC system to installing a new one.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment.