Believe it or not, even with a recently-cleaned and fully-functional air conditioning system, you’re exposed to dust and particles two to five times more concentrated indoors than outdoors. This makes sense, because outside, contaminants are more or less “diluted” by the atmosphere. These numbers are reported by the Environmental Protection Agency in their pursuit to improve indoor air quality in many homes across the country.
Poor indoor air quality, or IAQ, is linked to a number of respiratory conditions like asthma and allergic reactions. It can even cause non-respiratory ailments like stress and headaches. The best way to improve your IAQ level is with the use of either an air purifier or an air scrubber. Here our HVAC pros at J&M explain what these are, as well as the difference between them.