Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality FAQ’s
Should everyone be concerned with the quality of the indoor environment?
What then are the total adverse effects of poor IAQ?
What are some of the major pollutants?
- Carbon dioxide
- Carbon monoxide
- Combustion by-products
- Dirt particles
- Excessive levels of radon gas
- Excessive moisture
- Tobacco smoke
In what way will poor IAQ adversely affect the structure of a house?
How does this happen?
What are some methods of improving and controlling air quality?
- Removing the source of the problem
- Air cleaning (filtration)
- Air conditioning
- Local exhaust fans
What equipment is used?
- Air conditioners
- Electronic/media air cleaners
What is ventilation?
Is there an industry position in Canada regarding IAQ and ventilation?
What considerations are important in ventilation?
How do I know what is a proper amount of ventilation?
How is balanced ventilation achieved?
Indoor Air Quality Installation
In an attempt to make homes less drafty and inefficient, some newer homes are built to be air-tight. This may lower the energy bill, but the list of things that can cause health problems via the air we breathe in our homes is long and scary. Some houses are sealed up tight with no proper ventilation. Pollution and mould can thrive in this atmosphere. As well as using products that are safer, it’s important to make sure a home is properly ventilated.
The latest gold standard for improved ventilation is a heat recovery ventilator, or HRV. This technology introduces fresh air into the housing envelop and exhausts stale air from bathrooms, bedrooms and other areas. Fresh air is preheated by the stale air being removed. The really nifty thing is that the incoming air will be heated by the air it is replacing, producing fresh air without drafts.
Riddell Contracting professionals have their Lifebreath certification for HRV systems and exhaust.
Book an appointment for a no obligation quotation on a lifebreath HRV installation or call us 519.376.0736.
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Indoor Air Quality Maintenance
Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficient Solutions such as Lifebreath Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs), Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs), TFP-Air Cleaners with HEPA, Air Handlers (AHs) and Clean Air Furnaces (CAFs) all require maintenance. They improve indoor air quality by expelling dust, allergens, chemicals, odours and humidity from indoor environments while maximizing energy efficiency. As such they require filter changes, motor maintenance and inspection to ensure they are working efficiently and providing you with the cleanest air possible.
Book an appointment for service by a certified lifebreath professional or call 519.376.0736