What is Indoor Air Quality?

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What is Indoor Air Quality?

The coronavirus pandemic has everyone thinking about the air they breathe, especially indoors. For businesses hit hard, providing a healthy atmosphere for customers is necessary in order to remain open. Installing an air filtration system not only reduces the spread of harmful airborne viruses and bacteria but also removes other pollutants from infiltrating the air.

Poor indoor air quality can have immediate and long-term detrimental health effects, especially for the elderly and those with allergies, asthma, or heart disease. That’s why air filtration is crucial for keeping every customer happy and healthy. For example, diners might leave negative reviews or decide not to come back to a restaurant that smells like cigarette smoke.

At any given, there are millions of particles circulating in the air. Most are completely benign and will never be noticed or felt by the average person. It’s when chemical gases or solid particles enter the mix that people begin to notice a drop in air quality. Some of the most common sources of air pollution that must be minimized with proper filtration and ventilation include:

  • Tobacco smoke
  • Mold
  • Dust
  • Excess moisture
  • Exhaust from heating and cooling systems
  • Household cleaning products, especially aerosol sprays and air fresheners
  • Building materials, especially asbestos and insulation
  • Rodent droppings
  • Pesticides

The best way to counter potential sources of indoor air is continuous air filtration. With the pandemic putting more focus on reducing airborne transmission, especially for the at-risk population, there’s a great responsibility to provide an environment that is healthy and comfortable for all.

MatrixAir has spent over three decades manufacturing powerful, efficient air filtration systems for homeowners and businesses worldwide. MatrixAir offers a variety of systems tailored to meet specific environmental demands and have withstood rigorous testing to comply with North American safety standards. 

For more information and to learn how MatrixAir can help you address your own indoor air quality goals, call 800-426-2611 or email [email protected].