“Indoor air quality” refers to the quality of the air in a home, school, office, worksite or other building environment provided by a HVAC system. The potential impact of indoor air quality on human health nationally can be considerable for several reasons:
On average, people spend approx. 90% of their time indoors,
Indoor concentration of many pollutants Higher - 2 to 5 X outdoor
Most susceptible people to the adverse effects of pollution (e.g., the very young, older adults, seniors, 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 and increased use of synthetic building materials, furnishings, personal care products, pesticides, and household cleaners.
Health effects associated with indoor air pollutants include:
The link between some common indoor air pollutants (e.g., radon, particle pollution, carbon monoxide, legionella bacterium) and health effects is very well established.
Alberta Indoor Clean Air delivers an effective, whole building indoor air quality solutions to help protect your health and improve the comfort of your family and colleagues, including Air Filtration and Purifiers, Zone Control Systems, Humidification and Central Dehumidifiers, Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Systems, Programmable Thermostats and Control Systems.