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Indoor Air Quality

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines indoor air quality (IAQ) as “the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.” By understanding IAQ and the common pollutants contributing to poor IAQ, you can reduce the risk of certain indoor health issues.

Many Portland, OR homeowners assume their illnesses are allergies, colds, or the flu, but, in reality, these are actually indicators of poor IAQ. Some of the associated symptoms are coughing, sneezing, fatigue, dizziness, headaches, nose bleeds, sore throat, and upper-respiratory congestion. Poor IAQ can also be responsible for contributing to developing or exacerbating more serious conditions such as infections, lung diseases, lung cancer, asthma, and heart disease.

Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality

IAQ is not to be taken lightly. With poor IAQ contributing to the conditions listed above, it’s necessary to consider measures to help keep the air you breathe in your home as clean as possible.

Some common contributors to poor IAQ are anything releasing gas or particles including combustion, personal-care items, activities, and even outdoor air quality. Inadequate ventilation traps contaminated air indoors and prevents the outdoor good, fresh air from getting in. Not maintaining or cleaning your heating-and-cooling system, ignoring the dust, mold, and toxins in your air ducts, and not properly maintaining your home’s humidifier and dehumidifier are some of the ways you regularly contribute to your home’s poor IAQ.

How to Clean Your Home’s Air

It takes the right air purifiers to clean your home’s air safely and effectively. A home air purifier can efficiently trap and kill airborne pollutants like mold spores, bacteria, and viruses. Bryant air purifiers provide highly efficient air filtration plus a patented germicidal technology to eliminate airborne, indoor pollutants.

As an IAQ solution, Bryant’s Evolution® Perfect Air™ Purifier for Furnaces offers more than just filtered air––your home air is repurified as often as eight times per hour. It’s an ideal choice for anyone in the home suffering from allergies, asthma, or other types of respiratory issues.

Bryant’s Preferred™ Series Air Purifier, a compact system designed to fit into even the tightest furnace or fan-coil installation configurations, is another effective solution. It’s a whole-home air purifier also designed with Bryant’s capture-and-kill technology.

Air purification via a whole-home system or high-quality HVAC filtration is essential for the overall health of your family and even your pets. Ben's Heating & Air Conditioning offers a wide selection of IAQ products easily added to your existing heating-and-cooling system to improve IAQ, creating a healthier environment for everyone in the home. Call us today at 503-233-1779 to see what we can do for you.

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Ben's Heating & Air Conditioning services Portland, Oregon City, Gresham, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, Woodburn, and the surrounding Oregon communities with their heating and cooling needs. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 503-233-1779, or request service online today.