Indoor Air Quality

Clean air is essential for good health, and this is especially true when it comes to indoor air. We spend close to 90% of our time inside – at home, at work, and in recreational environments. Most people, however, are unaware of the effects that poor indoor air quality can have on their health.

Concern over indoor air quality has come about as a result of rising pollution, tighter and more energy efficient homes, increases in personal sensitivities, and people spending more time at home, especially if an individual has a home office. Studies have shown that the air we breathe indoors is often many times more polluted than outdoor air. The World Health Organization says that 30% of homes today contain enough indoor pollutants to cause health effects and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calls indoor air pollution one of today’s top four environmental threats.

Good air quality is defined as indoor air at a constant temperature delivered without drafts, containing the correct balance between oxygen and carbon dioxide, having the correct relative humidity, and absence of odours, airborne particles, moulds and harmful gases.

The best way to deal with an indoor air quality problem is to eliminate the source as much as possible. This could include reducing the amount of chemical products used in the home, removing an old dusty carpet or eliminating mould in an infected area. If indoor air quality problems persist then the application of mechanical systems such as air cleaners, humidifiers and fresh air systems could be considered.

Gandy Installations has the experience and resources to help you diagnose and resolve your indoor air quality issues. Call us for more information.

MERV 11 – 5″ Filter

Whole-home or office allergen control

  • MERV 11 filtration
  • Effective against common household allergens and viruses
  • Removes 85% of dust, dirt and other particles from air
  • Does not produce ozone
  • Protects your HVAC equipment

MERV 16 – 5″ Filter

Cleans air better than any other single system you can buy!

  • MERV 16 filter
  • Effective against common household allergens and viruses
  • Removes 95% of allergy-aggravating particles down to 0.3 microns
  • Hospital inpatient and general surgery are level filtration
  • Protects your HVAC equipment

PureAir Filtration System

Cleans air better than any other single system you can buy!

  • MERV 16 filter, UV light and catalyst
  • Removes 99.9% of mold spores, pollen, dust and pet dander
  • Removes 95% of fine particles absorbed by the lungs (including infectious airbourne bacteria and smoke) down to 0.3 microns
  • Removes 90% of bioaeorosols (MERSA, cold, flu) down to 0.01 microns