When Sick Building Syndrome Happens at the Workplace
The Environmental Protection Agency has been able to boast of improvements in outdoor air quality for some time now. Reductions in lead, carbon monoxide and other pollutants mean the best for breathing clean, fresh outdoor air. Great news all around. The one snag, of course, is that we spend 90 percent of our time indoors and with terms like Sick Building Syndrome and estimates that one in four new or renovated buildings are infected, the EPA has its work cut out.
Improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) with a Whole-House Ventilation System
Once upon a time, people relied on natural ventilation to keep fresh air moving through their home. This means they opened windows and doors and relied on small cracks and “leaks” in the walls of their homes. Newer homes, however, especially in South Florida, are intentionally built with less air leaks to minimize heating and cooling costs and improve energy efficiency. Mechanical ventilation is a necessity to bring fresh air into the home and remove stale, toxic air.
The Most Frequent Air Conditioner Breakdowns and Their Causes
South Floridians know the importance of a well-running air conditioner better than most. Our average high temperatures can be unbearable--and in many cases, unhealthy--without the relief a cool A/C provides. A complete air conditioning system is a complex interworking of electronic components, gasses, fans, motors and more. With so many parts working together, it is clear to see how many things could go wrong and cause an A/C to break down.
The Importance of Controlling Mold with Indoor Air Quality Services
Molds and mildew are fungi that serve as the earth’s natural recycling service, feeding on dead or decaying organic matter. Molds, while essential to the cleanup of the planet, can pose serious health risks, especially here in South Florida, where warm temperatures provide a comfortable home in which mold can thrive.