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Indoor Air Quality

The quality of the air within your home can directly impact the health of you and your family. Unfortunately, poor indoor air quality is a common issue affecting homeowners all over Long Island, but there are plenty of ways to fix the problem. We'll survey your home for air quality issues and tell you exactly what needs to be done to ensure a safe environment for you and your family.

American AWS has been providing indoor air quality (IAQ) services in Long Island houses for decades. The results speak for themselves – our customers can't wait to get to their homes at the end of every day!

What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality?

Poor indoor air quality can be caused by a number of factors, but the typical culprits are inside the home: pet dander, cigarette smoke, dirt and dust, mold, chemicals from building materials, smoke from fireplaces and kitchens, etc. While it is possible to minimize the impact of poor indoor air quality sources within the home, the most effective way to control air quality is to ventilate properly.

Studies have shown that most people spend around 90% of their time indoors. The quality of the indoor air you're breathing has an enormous impact on your health and comfort. Poor indoor air can exascerbate or create the following heal issues: asthma, allergies, itchy skin, eye irritation, coughing and more.

What Can Be Done About Poor Indoor Air Quality?

A ventilation strategy is critical for improving indoor air quality and minimizing the health risks of poor indoor air. While many homes rely on the natural ventilation occuring through air leaks in the building envelope (leaks between the living space and the crawlspace, attic and walls), this is not a reliable remedy -- often, the crawlspace and walls are full of toxins (like mold) that thereby enter the living space. The best way to improve a building's indoor air quality is through whole-house ventilation, using either a powerful whole-house fan or a heat-recovery ventilator (HRV) or energy-recovery ventilator (ERV).

Do you know what you're breathing? Don't sit around and wonder. Get a comprehensive IAQ test from the professionals at American AWS. For more information about indoor air quality in homes, or to schedule a free phone consultation to discuss your home's indoor air quality could be improved, contact us today!