Since the energy conservation movement in the late ’70s, residential construction in the U.S. has dictated homes be constructed “air tight”. While this has reduced energy costs, it has come at a price for our health. The number of children with asthma has risen from 2.5 million in 1982 to 4.4 million in 1996, an increase of 75%. A growing amount of research suggests poor indoor air quality may be a key factor.
Over the last 20 or so years, experts have figured out recirculating the same air causes multiple problems. Homes are in need of positive pressure, more air coming in than going out. Positive pressure forces air out through cracks, etc., which makes it harder for moisture to get in. This positive pressure also forces contaminants in air out of the home.
IAQM installs fresh air intakes in conjunction with our dehumidification and air purification systems. Outside air brought in is still “dirty” air filled with pollen, mold spores, and excess moisture if the humidity is high. Once it passes through the dehumidifier and purification system it is then supplied to your air handler unit to supply your home with the cleanest, freshest air possible.
Call our experts today to see how this system can work for you.