Indoor Air Quality became a hot topic during the global
pandemic, but now that COVID cases are declining, consumers are less likely to seek out IAQ solutions without
guidance. However, allergies, viruses like the common cold and flu, odors and more still proliferate people’s
homes! With newer homes being sealed so tightly, indoor air quality is often 5 TIMES
WORSE than outside air.
Behler-Young is committed to the health and safety of our community. Improving IAQ has a multitude of benefits to the
comfort and safety of homes, buildings and facilities. Below you will find information about available
technologies to improve IAQ, along with details on all 4 areas of Indoor Air Quality.
ASHRAE reports that improving ventilation in a home is the easiest and most effective way to improve indoor air quality. Modern building construction has focused on energy efficiency, and in doing so, created sealed boxes that trap indoor air pollutants. Because of this, many states have made ventilation a critical item in their building codes. Luckily, there are many options for bringing more fresh air into the home and improving air quality.
Filtration is the most basic method of improving air quality in a space. These filters are mainly designed to prevent the build-up of damaging dust in the equipment, yet low-end filters don’t do a very good job of even doing that. Filtration works by physically blocking particles from flowing through the system, and it’s crucial to have an adequate product to protect the homeowner’s investment in their equipment.
One of the biggest growth areas to come out of the COVID pandemic has been the use of Sanitization products in HVAC systems. Sanitization products can range from ion generators to ultraviolet (UV) lights, and many products use some combination of these technologies.
Managing a proper humidity level in the home year-round is critical to maintaining a healthy environment. Virus and mold can grow and thrive when humidity levels are too high, and static electricity and other conditions can be exacerbated when humidity levels are too low.
There are several pieces of equipment that work with your existing HVAC system to stop the spread of indoor air pollutants. Behler-Young supports a multi-pronged approach for the most economical and effective reduction in airborne contaminants. These technologies help by reducing or eliminating indoor air contaminants like viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew, allergens and other pollutants. Additionally, these technologies can improve the performance of your existing equipment and make your facility more comfortable.