The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average American spends more than 90% of their time indoors. The EPA also recognizes that air pollution in the average home, workplace and vehicle is at unsafe levels. With the awareness that indoor air quality is a serious health concern has come a greater emphasis on technologies to detect and reduce indoor air pollution.
Smart technologies are now found in most homes and range from thermostats to virtual assistants. Among the latest smart home breakthroughs is smart indoor air quality monitors, which were made possible by the research and innovation taking place in the automotive industry. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors will soon be replaced by smart sensors that can detect those substances but also pollution, humidity, excess dust and so forth and track those levels over time.
In fact, some smartphone prototypes already feature these sensors. With the appropriate app, you will have access to real-time IAQ data not just in your home but outside, in your car and in your office. Some of the apps already available let you opt in to send this data to the EPA and other organizations. Coupled with GPS data, scientists will have greater insight into indoor air pollution than ever before.
Although mechanical ventilation remained largely unchanged for many years, a great deal of innovation has happened in the last decade or so. These modern systems are better sealed and better able to control airflow into, throughout and out of the system. Variable-speed air handlers not only allow for zoning but increased ventilation when required. This capability can be integrated with IAQ sensors, thermostats, air cleaners, dehumidifiers and so on to achieve the desired air quality.
Improve Your IAQ
HVAC Services, Inc. in Glasgow is proud to serve all of South-Central Kentucky with a broad range of indoor air quality services. In addition to duct cleaning, those services include installation, maintenance and repair of humidifiers, dehumidifiers and whole-house air cleaners. We also offer a full range of heating, cooling and energy efficiency services for both residential and commercial clients. Call us today with any questions you may have and to schedule an appointment!