Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality or IAQ

In recent years, indoor air quality has become a well-recognized issue as residential homes and other structures have become more and more “air tight” for energy efficiency reasons.  With no cracks or gaps around windows or doors, fresh air from the outdoors cannot circulate – and the dust, allergens, and other pollutants found indoors are more likely to remain there.  You may not be aware of it, but the inside of a home or structure is typically far more polluted than the air outdoors, which can result in health issues.  Health effects from pollutants found indoors can occur in a short period, or even years later.

Eco Friendly House


IAQ refers to the quality of the air inside and around any building or structure, whether a home, apartment, retail environment, office, or any building.  Some of the things than can impact indoor air quality include particulates such as household dust or pet dander, bacteria, mold, radon, carbon monoxide, tobacco smoke, even VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) that can be found in some paints, stains, or even upholstery, carpets, or particleboard.  Proper ventilation is essential for improving the air indoors, and reducing the risk of health issues caused by pollution or poor indoor air quality.


When the air inside your home is polluted, it can manifest in several different ways when affecting your family.  You may notice headaches, an irritated throat or nose, watery eyes, even fatigue or dizziness.  Many who already suffer from asthma, allergies, or other respiratory conditions will notice their symptoms become worse.  In fact, while you may believe you have a cold or viral infection, it could actually be exposure to polluted air inside your home.


Unfortunately, there are also long-term effects of polluted indoor air in some cases.  Long after exposure it is possible that a member of your family may develop heart disease, a respiratory condition, or even cancer.  As you can see, improving indoor air quality is not an option, it is a must.


Thankfully, today there are various methods used to improve the quality of the air inside your home.  These include technological advances in HVAC design, air purification and filtration systems that help control allergens and contaminants, whole-home ventilation systems that deliver fresh air into your home, humidifiers and dehumidifiers to help keep humidity levels in check, and more.  Not only can you enjoy a home that is energy efficient and “tight,” but one with air that is fresh, clean, and healthier for your entire family.

HEPA Air Purification Filter

Air Purification

Control allergens and other contaminants with air purification and filtration systems.

HRV Air Ventilation Unit

Air Ventilation

Choose a whole-home ventilation system to bring fresh air into your living spaces, without wasting energy.

Whole Home Humidifier


Keep humidity at a comfortable level with whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers.

Air Scrubber Product Photo

Air Scrubber

Designed to help reduce indoor air quality risks known as Sick Building Syndrome

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Every homeowner in Ann Arbor, Dexter, or surrounding areas of southeast Michigan want the cleanest, healthiest, freshest air possible inside their homes.  To learn more about indoor air quality and possible solutions to reduce or eliminate pollution and potentially dangerous contaminants, contact Haley Mechanical today.

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