Since most of us spend the majority of our time indoors, ensuring high indoor air quality in our buildings is essential. In some environments, where the HVAC units or the insulation hasn’t been properly specified, the indoor air quality can drop dramatically, negatively affecting the health and safety of building occupants.
These potential hazards can range from outdoor contaminants entering the airstream to dangerous mold growth to poorly ventilated indoor air. Fortunately, most of these hazards can be addressed in the design phase by specifying the correct HVAC system for the size of the space and the location as well as the appropriate insulation to ensure the system performance is optimized. Additionally, specifying insulations that are designed to contribute to clean and healthy indoor environments, like Johns Manville’s Spiracoustic Plus® coated spiral duct liner [http://www.jm.com/en/building-materials/hvac-insulation/duct-liner/spiracoustic-plus/] or Microlite® EQ FSK duct wrap [http://www.jm.com/en/building-materials/hvac-insulation/duct-wrap/microlite-eq/] can dramatically improve system efficiency as well as the indoor air quality.
To learn more about improving indoor air quality, check out this blog by Whirlwind Steel.