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Air Quality FAQ from the Professionals


There are a number of different indoor air quality systems on the market, and finding the one that’s the right fit for your home can be hard to do without professional assistance. A big part of this decision is determining what types of indoor air contaminants even pose a threat in your home.

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Another factor that plays a major role in deciding which indoor air quality product is best for you is the dimensions and layout of your home, plus the type of home heating and cooling system you have in place. We don’t expect you to sort through all this information on your own. Keep reading to learn about two of the most commonly asked indoor air quality questions, and our responses.

Q: How Do I Know if I Have an Indoor Air Quality Problem?

A: It can be hard to tell if you even have a problem with your indoor air. One of the first things you should do though is invest in a carbon monoxide detector if one is not already installed in your home.

Next, you should take note of any allergy or respiratory symptoms that you and your family have been experiencing. Poor indoor air quality is a leading reason for symptoms, as dust, dirt, debris and pollen may have infiltrated your home, in addition to mold and mold spores.

Speaking of mold, you should keep an eye out for this substance. Not only can it grow in your ductwork, but it can show up in places such as your bathroom and kitchen, as well as any other cool, damp areas in your home.

Q: What Are My Solutions?

A: We mentioned quite a few threats to your indoor air above. Fortunately, there is a solution to each. For instance, a high efficiency filter and/or an air cleaner that is matched with your specific HVAC system will help to eliminate dust, dirt and pollen. UV germicidal lights will help eliminate harmful mold and mildew from your ductwork, preventing it from reaching your air to begin with. And a dehumidifier will get rid of the excess moisture that causes mold growth and other problems in the various spaces of your home.

To learn more about how you can achieve healthier indoor air in your Lutz, FL home, contact IERNA’s Heating & Cooling and ask about our superior indoor air quality products and services!