What Is IAQ? | Glasco Heating & Air Conditioning
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is the air quality in and around buildings and structures as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants, as defined by the US Environmental Protection Agency. IAQ is a major health concern; poor air quality has led to the development of asthma, heart disease and cancer. Let’s take a closer look at these pollutants.

woman sneezing at her deskWhat are Indoor Air Pollutants?

Indoor air pollutants can be found in any residential or commercial building. These contaminants can cause respiratory illnesses and allergic reactions. The most common include:

  • Mold
  • Pollen
  • Smoke
  • Household products
  • Pesticides
  • Gases (i.e. CO, Radon)
  • Asbestos

Indoor air pollutants can come from the outdoors. These impurities can also be exacerbated by an improperly maintained HVAC system.

How Can You Improve Indoor Air Quality?

There are many steps that a home or business owner can take to reduce poor air quality in their buildings. First, carpets should be cleaned often to remove dust, pet dander, bacteria and mold. It is also recommended to stop using cleaning products that release harmful chemicals into the air. You can check the ingredients directly on the bottle.

HVAC Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Glasco is proud to offer IAQ solutions with our sustainably designed HVAC systems. Oftentimes, inefficient heating and air conditioning units can lower the indoor air quality when dust and other allergens collect in the filter. Those particles are then deposited into the air when the unit is run. Our ductless heating and cooling systems have a multi-stage filtration system to reduce allergens when running. We also offer regular maintenance on any of the systems installed by our technicians to ensure that it remains clean and continues to operate efficiently.

To learn more about our IAQ HVAC solutions, contact us today!