Ever wonder what IAQ actually means?

The air you breathe indoors is just as important, if not more, than the air you breathe outdoors. Most of us spend the majority of our time living and working from home, so if the air you’re breathing isn’t up to par, it could be affecting your health without you even knowing it.

Simply put, IAQ stands for Indoor Air Quality, and it is the air quality within and around a building or structure. And indoor air quality standards should be met wherever you are for extended amounts of time, especially in your home. So if you or a family member has allergies or if you know dust has been starting to accumulate around the house, you want to check in on your IAQ to make sure everyone you care about is breathing in clean, quality air.

Getting Started with Indoor Air Quality

What to Know About Air Filters

Air filters trap and filter out airborne particles before they even have a chance to travel through your duct system into your home. They work to eliminate airborne particles like dust, mites, and pollen, and they can be easily installed onto your HVAC system. The best part about air filters is that they come in a variety of makes and models that work with different home HVAC systems making this indoor air quality option convenient.

What to Know About Air Purifiers

Air purifiers work to sanitize the air by neutralizing airborne toxins like gases and bacteria. One air purifier option that is popular among households is the iWave Air Purifier. iWaves work through your ductwork to help reduce pathogens and allergens and clean the air inside of your home. iWaves work to enhance your indoor air quality and are able to clean the air without producing harmful by-products or ozone. They also have a self-cleaning design that doesn’t require ongoing maintenance or need replacement parts. So if you’re looking for the most effective air purification method out there, this is it. Watch this video to learn even more.

What to Know About Humidifiers

A whole-house humidifier combats the adverse effects of dry air on our respiratory systems and even home goods. Humidifiers are also a reasonably-priced way to reduce seasonal viruses, allergies, and any asthmatic symptoms. Depending on the size of your home and how much you want to spend, you can go with a steam, fan, or bypass humidifier. Another nice thing about humidifiers is that they require little maintenance.

Fun fact! Humidifiers also help to keep wooden floors from cracking and looking worn. 

Finding the Right Indoor Air Quality System For You

There are plenty of great options out there if you’re wondering how to improve indoor air quality. If you’re looking for a convenient option, air filters may be the way to go. If you’re considering something more cost-effective, you might want to try a humidifier. And if you want the most effective air cleaning solution, you probably want to go with an air purifier like an iWave. The perfect IAQ system all depends on what’s right for you and your home.

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