Did you know that indoor pollutant levels are commonly 2 to 5 times (and sometimes up to 100 times) greater than outdoor levels, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)? Common immediate reactions to indoor pollutants include dizziness, fatigue, headaches, and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. Long-term effects include respiratory diseases, heart disease, and even cancer.
Because Americans spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, indoor air quality is an important aspect of promoting overall health. Understanding and reducing exposure to indoor pollutants can have positive health effects. Our team is here to help improve your home's air quality.
The Importance of Healthy Indoor Air Quality
- Reduces exposure to some common asthma and allergy triggers by minimizing pollen, dust, fumes, pet dander, and mold levels in the home
- Prevents unpleasant odors
- Avoids excessive moisture levels for healthy, durable homes
- Promotes safety by ensuring safe carbon monoxide levels with proper operation and venting of HVAC equipment
- Ensures safe levels of pollutants and harmful particles
Common Sources of Indoor Air Pollution
Radon from earth and mold growth from high indoor humidity levels are common in many homes. Furniture and building supplies can also release ("off-gas") pollutants, including formaldehyde, benzene, ammonia, and toluene, sometimes giving a "new car" or "new carpet" smell.
Allied Energy Efficiency Experts has also encountered high carbon monoxide levels from from heating equipment and gas ranges in some homes. Nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxides are other common indoor pollutants from HVAC systems and gas ranges.
Safe HVAC System Operation
Allied Energy Efficiency Experts is dedicated to promoting indoor air quality and safety. During our safety inspection, our skilled staff test carbon monoxide levels as part of our assessment and promote the safe operation of hot water heaters and HVAC equipment.
Ventilation to Remove Indoor Pollutants
When homes are poorly ventilated, pollutants become trapped in the home. Proper ventilation helps remove pollutants from the home and dilute their levels. Our team follows Building Performance Institute standards to determine if there is adequate ventilation in the home and installs a variety of products for cleaner indoor air.
Many New Jersey homes have exhaust fans that do not properly vent to the outside, elevating moisture levels that then create mold and mildew problems in the home. Mold testing can help reveal if this is an issue in your home. Allied ensures that exhaust fans vent out of the home and that your home is properly weatherized to keep water from entering.
Allied installs whole-house ventilation systems and heat recovery ventilators to provide a comprehensive ventilation strategy for your home. These energy-efficient products supply fresh air and seamlessly integrate with your home. We also install whole-house filtration systems, removing indoor pollutants throughout the home.