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Indoor Air Quality: What You Need to Know


Living in Florida means that your air conditioner is probably first to come to mind when you think of systems used to keep your home comfortable. However, your AC alone is not enough to ensure that you make it through the year in true comfort. No, we’re not just talking about the importance of your heating system, either. The key comfort factor that too many homeowners overlook is the quality of the air in their homes. Not only does maintaining great indoor air quality in Tampa, FL help you to live more comfortably, but it also helps to ensure a healthful environment in your home. Read on to learn more about IAQ factors, and what IERNA’s Heating & Cooling can do to help protect your health and comfort.

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Pollutants, Airborne and Otherwise

A major cause for concern when it comes to indoor air quality is the proliferation of airborne pollutants, including dust and dirt. However, there are also biological pollutants to worry about, which may include viruses, mold, and bacteria. Because of this, you may need a multi-pronged approach to boosting the indoor air quality in your home. Air filtration systems and electronic air cleaners are fine for dust and dirt, but biological pollutants may require the use of UV air purifiers, such as UV germicidal lights, capable of destroying them.

Don’t Forget About Humidity

We are well acquainted with high humidity levels in this part of the country. Even during the winter season, the weather is often not cold enough to really dry out the air. A whole-house dehumidifier can be a powerful ally in your quest for improved indoor air quality. Biological pollutants can really thrive in very humid air, after all.

Make Your Ductwork Work for You

Chances are that you use a central air conditioning system in order to distribute conditioned air throughout your home. If so, you really need to know that your ductwork is in great working condition. Otherwise, that ductwork can allow pollutants into the system. Dirty ductwork is problematic too. If you need your air ducts cleaned or sealed, we’re the pros to trust with the job.