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Air Ducts and Indoor Air Quality

Posted by Flexaust on Mar 1, 2016 2:08:27 PM

The air quality in a building or structure is usually an afterthought for most people.  In reality, though, indoor air quality (IAQ) is extremely important for the health and comfort of the inhabitants of a building. Proper IAQ is maintained through ventilation systems and air ducting, and Flexaust manufactures the flexible hoses that can help make sure these systems are running efficiently.

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Indoor air pollution is an unrecognized hazard throughout the world.  If HVAC systems and air ducts are not properly set up, or are not working at full strength, the quality of the air can decrease. Poor air quality can be caused by lack of outdoor air being brought in to reduce emissions from indoor sources, as well as not being able to carry all indoor air pollutants out of the area or building. This poor ventilation could allow pollutants to stay in the environment which can have both short term and long term health issues. 

While airborne pollutants that affect indoor air quality can come from many sources, some of the most common causes are fuel-burning combustion appliances, tobacco products, excess moisture and newly installed flooring or carpet.  These pollutants could cause immediate health issues like irritation of the eyes, nose and throat as well as headaches and dizziness. Repeated exposure to these conditions could possibly lead to symptoms of asthma and respiratory diseases, heart disease or cancer years after exposure.

Properly installed and maintained air ducting and ventilation systems will help to reduce and remove pollutants in the air.  Flexaust provides product lines of hoses to assist in this important ventilation system process. Flexaust hoses can be connected to ducting systems to go around corners or other immovable objects and can fit into tight areas.   These systems are very important in maintaining proper indoor air quality and preventing potential health issues.  Take a look at our website to see our entire product line of industrial hoses that can be used with ventilation systems.    

Topics: Air Ducts, IAQ, Indoor Air Quality

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