IAQ – Indoor Air Quality
It’s not a just an allergy thing, it’s a health thing. From pathogens, dust, to Covid19 prevention. It all starts with the air quality and preventive maintnance.
Your spending more time indoors and during this critical time more than ever… it’s time to address poor indoor air quality. Might be fighting a pandemic outside but are you addressing your home or office’s air quality?
- Airborne Pathogens
- VOC Gases
- Stale Air
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Indoor Air Quality started as a specialty and now has become a standard for Morris Air customers. We utilize highly efficient air condiditioning and heating equipment that will improve the air purity in your home. Implementing additional proven strategies: UV light systems, humidification and dehumidification systems, allergy rated ducting, as well as high-quality filtration systems.
- MERV- Standard to rate the effectiveness of air filters. The higher the MERV rating, the more effective the air filtration system will be at removing harmful airborne particles in your home.
- Remove up to 99% of Mold
- Remove up to 99% of Dust
- Eliminate up to 99% of Bacteria-sized particles
- Eliminate up to 90% of airborne virus-sized particles
- Prolong your HVAC system life by keeping the system cleaner
- Breathe clean, fresh air in your home
Interested in learning more about how you can improve air purity and quality in your home?
Not every home is built the same so why would your purification system be any different?
What we look at when evaluating a long-lasting solution:
- What is your existing venting and purification systems output?
- How do we achieve our goal of removing up to 99% of Pollen
- Micron – The average size of common bacteria is 2 microns (we get precise measurements to help create a safe environment for your home)
Morris Air’s HVAC specialists will analyze your current heating system and examine if the system needs repair, purification, filtration or cleaning. We will be able to diagnose your heating system and address any issues or areas that need to be isolated. Upon isolation, the repair can almost always be made on the spot, resulting in a fast and efficient heating repair.
Interested in improving your air quality in your home or office?
Outside sources on indoor air quality:
Poor air quality has become an epidemic across the country. Every home is plagued with airborne illness, VOC gases, stale air, harmful pathogens, viruses, and more. These airborne annoyances can stay clogged inside of a home for months, polluting, and spreading illness throughout your family. Too many people have accepted this as normal when there is a simple solution to this problem.
As the recent COVID-19 outbreak has sent even more people indoors, the CDC has specifically recommended four things you can do at home to combat this virus.
- 1. Clean hands at the door and at regular intervals
- 2. Create habits and reminders to avoid touching your face and cover coughs and sneezes
- 3. Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, and handrails regularly
- 4. Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting the air conditioning.
According to the EPA, Indoor air quality is worsening as people are now spending more time indoors.
- Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors,1 where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations
- People who are often most susceptible to the adverse effects of pollution (e.g., the very young, older adults, people with cardiovascular or respiratory disease) tend to spend even more time indoors.
- Indoor concentrations of some pollutants have increased in recent decades due to such factors as energy-efficient building construction (when it lacks sufficient mechanical ventilation to ensure adequate air exchange) and increased use of synthetic building materials, furnishings, personal care products, pesticides, and household cleaners.
Harvard University has found that ventilation is a crucial part of how viruses and bacteria spread within indoor environments. Recirculating air in buildings such as your home can lead to a higher risk of infection during outbreaks. Even minimum ventilation can cut influenza transmission as much as having 50 to 60 percent of the people in the building vaccinated.
According to the ALA, effective ventilation may also help keep bacteria, viruses and other pollutants out of the indoor air. Research shows that airflow and ventilation can alter how diseases spread indoors. The more stagnant the air is, the more likely diseases are to spread. Like the lungs, homes need to be able to breathe to make sure that fresh air comes in and dirty air goes out. Indoor air can build up high levels of moisture, odors, gases, dust, and other air pollutants. To keep the air safe indoors, fresh outdoor air is needed to dilute these indoor pollutants.
The next level is engineering controls – separating the workers from the hazard. This is achieved in hospitals with a high ventilation rate that removes the air from a room where virus may be found. Some companies are installing extra barriers between workers and consumers. In homes, individuals may choose to run filtered home HVAC systems or open windows to bring in fresh air regularly. You might also choose to run an air purifier.