NEW HOME INDOOR AIR QUALITY SOLUTIONS
Indoor air quality Indoor Air Quality refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants is more than just a green building buzzword. Poor IAQ is such a serious issue that the Environmental Protection Agency lists it as a top five environmental threat.
Asthma is one of the most serious chronic illnesses among American children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because the increase in IAQ problems seems inextricably linked to building tighter and tighter houses, the answer may seem simple: stop building tight houses.
Unfortunately, it is not that simple. As energy costs escalate and energy conservation becomes a matter of national security, energy codes respond and specify tighter, more energy efficient houses. Fortunately, tight houses and superior IAQ can go hand in hand when the two are considered together. In fact, tight houses can actually lead to CAUSE great IAQ because they eliminate accidental sources of bad air, like musty crawl spaces, radon-ridden basements, exhaust-filled garages, and dusty attics.
Sources of pollutions come from a lot of places Read More
Contaminants may come from inside and outside the home. Common sources of indoor pollutions are things like building materials, mold, and VOCs (Volatile organic compounds) which include a variety of chemicals used as ingredients in household products. Paints, varnishes, cleaning supplies, disinfecting, cosmetic and fuels are made up of organic chemicals. All of these products can release organic compounds while in use or being stored.
Eliminating sources of VOCs is the simplest way to avoid indoor pollution Read More
Use low VOC building materials that will not off gas, store toxic chemicals like paint thinner and gasoline in a garden shed outside the house, and exhaust the rooms where pollutants and moisture are produced. Pollutants can be isolated, mitigated, removed and exhausted through proper ventilation.
Pull the pollutants out of the living space Read More
The easiest, least expensive, and least invasive way to remove contaminants from a house is to suck them out with continuously running exhaust fans. If you have a forced air heating and cooling system, you can use a supply ventilation fan to distribute fresh outside air through the house. But you still need exhaust fans in the wet rooms. Pairing supply and exhaust fans is technically a balanced system, but the best path to clean indoor air is to use a balanced ventilation fan such as an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) or heat recovery ventilator (HRV) that combines supply and exhaust within one fan unit. HRVs capture heat from the outgoing exhaust air and transfer it to the incoming supply air to save energy and improve comfort. ERVs do the same with the added feature of capturing moisture from overly humid outdoor air.
WhisperGreen Select™ provides a customizable all-in-one exhaust fan and fan-light combinations for clean and healthy indoor environments. Learn More
Intelli-Balance™ 100 Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) is a customizable balanced air solution that provides clean indoor air quality and lets you choose airflow with balanced, positive or negative pressure. Learn More
WhisperWall™ is ideal for when you need to provide ventilation in rooms where a ceiling mounted fan is not possible. Learn More
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