At a minimum, homeowners demand their HVAC systems provide them with comfortable temperatures and humidity levels. But, research has shown that the quality of indoor air, not just temperature, and humidity, has a profound effect on comfort and health.

This is particularly true in the COVID era, with so many people spending increased time indoors. While indoor air quality is especially vital for sensitive populations, including the elderly or individuals with allergies, improving home air quality will make the indoors healthier and more comfortable for all.

What is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)?

The EPA defines IAQ as “… the air quality within buildings, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.” Polluted indoor air may have both immediate and long-term consequences for health, well-being, and productivity. Mister Quik Home Services uses modern HVAC technologies to improve the IAQ in your home.

Why Does Indoor Air Quality Matter? 

Symptoms of poor indoor air quality include chronic inflammation or irritation of eyes, nose, and throat; breathing difficulties; dizziness, headaches, or fatigue; and respiratory problems.

How the Basic Air Purification System Works

The simplest purification system is based on filtration, using a physical filter to capture pollutants. Systems that trap more and smaller particulate matter will generally be more expensive, though more effective. The most basic purification system will use a single, 1” physical filter to block airborne particulate contaminants. The furnace fan will draw untreated, contaminated air through the filter. The filter traps nearly all irritants while allowing clean air to circulate throughout the home. Homeowners should clean or replace filters at regular intervals consistent with manufacturer policy and domestic conditions. Some houses and lifestyles are more prone to particulate contamination, so homeowners must monitor the filters. The basic system works silently 24/7.

The HEPA Purification System

The High-Efficiency Particulate Air (“HEPA”) filter is a highly effective method for eliminating particulate contaminants from indoor air. The system was invented during World War II to isolate and contain radioactive particulates. It is now used in consumer products. The rigorous HEPA standard is defined by the federal government and requires that at least 99.97 of all particulates 0.3 microns in size or more be captured by the filter. This means virtually all common allergens will be trapped. The filters are more expensive but generally last much longer.

Benefits of Air Purification Systems

High-Quality Air Purification Systems in Westfield, IN

HVAC technology has improved tremendously, allowing homeowners to affordably improve indoor air quality. A simple first step is the installation of an air purification system from Mister Quik Home Services in Westfield, IN.

Mister Quik Home Services is committed to improving the quality and breathability of the air in your home. For indoor air that is free of pollutants, pet dander, allergens, and other toxins call Mister Quik today for a consultation. We can discuss the options and will provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate.