What is “Good IAQ?”
Because the state of indoor air quality within your facility consists of so many different factors involving both the building’s layout but also its location and HVAC infrastructure, creating a notion of what, “good IAQ,” is can be difficult.
If you suspect that there is an air pollution problem in your building, indoor air quality testing may be your first instinct. While air quality testing can be a valuable resource of insights, it is impossible to test for all pollutants at once. It can quickly become overwhelming and expensive.
There is a complicated web of aspects that ultimately combine to form the indoor air quality conditions of your facility. A few signs of good IAQ in a building include having proper ventilation, appropriate temperature, and humidity levels, and being free of tobacco smoke, allergens, pathogens, and other biological contaminants. Your HVAC system should be in good condition, functioning correctly, and undergo regular maintenance to avoid becoming clogged, broken, or contaminated with build-ups like biofilms, fungi and mold.