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Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Common Indoor Air Quality Problems and Solutions

AirAdvice IAQ Test - Diagnose the Problem

AirAdvice is an independent testing service used to provide unbiased indoor air quality information for consumers. The AirAdvice IAQ test evaluates your home’s indoor air quality. The test pinpoints air quality problems that can affect you or family’s health, as well as their comfort and safety. Performing the test is easy. Your HVAC professional places an AirAdvice IAQ monitor in your home for a few days so it can measure temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and airborne particles in one-minute cycles.

This data is stored in the monitor until it can be transmitted from the home over the phone lines late at night to AirAdvice via a toll free number. The monitor, which is about the size of a paperback book, is unobtrusive and quiet. It plugs into your existing phone line and requires no new wiring. And it won’t interrupt current phone or Internet connections. Using the results of your AirAdvice test, you and your HVAC professional can work together to select the best solution.


Odors and Chemical Vapors
Perfumes, cleaning supplies, paints, pet odors, cooking fumes and other airborne contaminants
Small, Respirable Particles and Bioaerosols/Micro-organisms
Pollen, dirt, pet dander, dust mites, bacteria, viruses and mold
Air-purification systems attached to the furnace or air handler, where contaminants are removed and destroyed before air is recirculated into the home.


Small, Respirable Particles and Bioaerosols/Micro-organisms
  Pollen, dirt, pet dander, dust mites, bacteria, viruses and mold
Solution: Air filtration systems combat indoor pollution by capturing even the smallest contaminants and keeping them from recirculating back into the home's air.


Problem: Too Much Moisture
Can make the air feel stuffy and warmer than the actual temperature, and can also promote the growth of mold, mildew, fungi, bacteria and viruses
Too Little Moisture
Can cause dry skin, sore throats and respiratory problems, along with annoying static electricity
Solution: Dehumidifiers and humidifiers work with the home's heating and cooling system to keep moisture levels balanced in every room.


Problem: Poor Airflow
  A common problem in newer homes, which are tightly sealed to conserve energy. Instead of continually moving, indoor air becomes stagnant, and contaminants have no way to escape
Solution: Ventilation systems replace stale, contaminated indoor air with outdoor air providing the fresh-air feel of an open window, with virtually no heat/energy loss or safety risk.


Problem: Small, Respirable Bioaerosols/Micro-organisms
  Pet dander, dust mites, bacteria, viruses, mold and other contaminants that can collect on the air-conditioning coil, reducing system efficiency, and circulate through the home
Solution: Germicidal lights dramatically reduce concentrations of potentially harmful micro-organisms.