The Indoor Air Quality or IAQ is a measure that tells us whether our indoor air is polluted or clean. Even though the preconceived notion is that the outdoor air quality has more pollutants than our indoor air, as a matter of fact, our indoor air can be anywhere between 2 to 10 times more contaminated than outdoor air.
To understand better, here is a list of Indoor Air Quality measures and what they signify:
- Index 1 : The air inside is as fresh as the air outside
- Index 2 : The air quality inside is harmless
- Index 3 : Mildly contaminated air
- Index 4 : The IAQ is poor
- Index 5 : The pollutants present in the air is unacceptable
- Index 6 : The air quality has exceeded the maximum concentration values and can cause major health effects
Can you keep your IAQ in check by yourself?
If you are thinking that the filters in your AC and the Air Purifier are protecting you at all times, you may need to think again. The fact is that even if we do take the required measures, such as keeping our room well ventilated, having indoor plants, etc, the allergens present in the air can still make their way in.If you are thinking that the filters in your AC and the Air Purifier are protecting you at all times, you may need to think again. The fact is that even if we do take the required measures, such as keeping our room well ventilated, having indoor plants, etc, the allergens present in the air can still make their way in.
The air that you breathe in primarily comes in through doors and windows, or your ACs.
While your doors and windows are major inlets and outlets of your house, they do not let the air stay in your room for a very long period of time. But in hot and humid seasons like summers when you prefer sitting in closed doors enjoying your air conditioner’s cold breeze, it may not be a very healthy option. The primary reason being the mold, fungi, bacteria and germs present in the ducts of your AC. With the extreme summer that we are currently experiencing in the UAE its important that we pay more attention to IAQ. We can identify bad IAQ with signs like watering eyes, skin irritation and sneezing. If this is the case then steps must be taken to clean out the full air conditioning system. Good IAQ is key to good health and a healthy respiratory system.
Is cleaning your HVAC enough?
If you think that cleaning your AC filters from time to time is enough, let us tell you that it is not the only portion in the AC that allows the accumulation of these allergens, but there are many other nooks and corners that happen to collect them and release them in your indoor air. In most cases building maintenance teams only clean the filters and the reachable areas of the HVAC system.
But wait! Do not get intimidated by these facts! Because this condition is totally preventable!
How to ensure that the air you are breathing is pure?
All you need to do is make sure that your AC is cleaned and disinfected inside out, within every few months and especially before the onset of summer where the AC is used for a major part of the day.
To make sure that your AC is not just clean, but healthy for the respiratory systems of you and your family, you need to ensure that the proper professional cleaning process is undertaken using industrial grade specialised cleaning equipment and Municipality approved chemicals
Tanziif offers NADCA certified AC Cleaning with options of PPM (Planned Preventive Maintenance) Cleaning, Duct Cleaning or a Fully System Cleaning depending on your need and budget. Additionally you can avail a FREE INSPECTION to understand the service type required for your home or business. After the service Tanziif also provides a detailed customized service report with pictures of before, during and after the service giving you complete peace of mind.
To schedule an inspection of your AC call today on @800TANZIIF today!