For those who aren’t familiar, “IAQ” stands for “Indoor Air Quality”.  The quality of the air we breathe is vital to our everyday health. Air contaminants can cause anything from short term affects such as eye/skin/throat irritation, to long term affects such as asthma, respiratory disease and even cancer. Most people will not even notice they have an issue at first, showing no symptoms, but will absolutely notice the difference in the air after units are installed in their homes.

Indoor air quality can be affected by gas, including carbon monoxide, radon, organic compounds etc., as well as mold or bacteria. Someone exposed to these things may experience various different symptoms. Some symptoms, however, are easily mistaken for common allergies, stress and other common illnesses. The most common are:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Watery Eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Upper Respiratory Congestion

If you find relief of any of the above symptoms after leaving a specific room in a home or building, this may mean you are experiencing the after effects of poor indoor air quality. Finding the source of the problem, as well as proper filtration and ventilation will help to dilute contaminants and get rid of the existing problems, thus improving the air quality in the home or building.

SIGMA Mechanical Services is a Factory Authorized Dealer for Carrier Corporation, the world leader in heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier has a complete line of products to improve indoor air quality. We can provide a quick test to determine if your home or business is included in the majority, with at least one issue with their air quality. From there, we will discuss the best options to help solve the existing problems. If you’d like some more detailed information on the products we offer through Carrier, please click here!

If we can answer any questions for you, or you’d like to schedule an appointment for a FREE estimate to discuss these options further, please call our office! 781-837-9994