Homeowners in Waimea & Hawaii will agree: Nothing’s more important than ensuring our families’ health and safety. We eat healthier and make regular visits to the doctor, but what about the environment in which we live? Many people don’t realize that their homes are characterized by poor indoor air quality, as the problem is not always obvious.
If you have a dedicated ventilation system already and aren’t sure how to operate it, where to set it, whether the filters need cleaning, or if it’s working at all, I can help. I will:
- Measure the airflows
- Inspect the unit
- Clean it
- Replace the filters if necessary
- Evaluate the most recent ventilation standards and suggest an airflow setting
Have you been feeling tired or sniffly lately? Does your home have a musty smell? You have an indoor air quality (IAQ) issue on your hands, and the sooner you can act on it, the better.
COMMON SOURCES OF POOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY
There are a number of ways that poor indoor air quality can manifest itself. Many people associate bad indoor air quality with dirty homes, but this is not usually the case. Often the problem can stem from poorly functioning heating and cooling systems, dirty ductwork or mold and moisture that has infiltrated — all very common issues faced by Waimea homeowners.
Another common source of poor IAQ is a lack of proper air sealing. Cracks, gaps and holes allow outside air to enter into living spaces, and for those who live in areas where pollution (like VOG) is present, this can create a real problem.
SIGNS OF POOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY
IAQ issues don’t always present themselves quickly. Carbon monoxide, for example, is odorless and colorless, making it extremely dangerous and hard to pinpoint without a CO detector. But other IAQ issues come with warning signs:
- Musty, Foul Odors
- Visible Mold and Moisture
- Stuffy Nose
Many of the symptoms associated with poor IAQ tend to be played off as “allergies,” which can be dangerous if there is an actual problem occurring.
TERRAWATT CAN HELP
At Terrawatt, I believe that nothing is more important than ensuring comfortable and safe home environments for my clients’ families. Indoor air quality is nothing to fool around with, and my extensive base of knowledge and experience in treating indoor air quality issues gives peace of mind to every customer I serve.