Indoor Air Quality

ASHRAE Updates Residential IAQ Standard

Carbon Monoxide Alarms Now Required in All Dwelling Units
May 20, 2013

ASHRAE’s newly-published residential IAQ standard removes the default leakage-rate assumption and also requires carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.


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May 13, 2013: NADCA and IAQA Announce Partnership

May 13, 2013
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) have entered into an agreement that engages the associations in several long-term cooperative programs.


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Superior Fibers LLC: Residential, Commercial, Industrial Air Filter

May 13, 2013

Achieving MERV 8 in air filtration, the ePure® is a fiberglass-based air filter. 


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Study: NO2 Emissions Not an Issue

Vent-free Appliances Pass IAQ Guidelines
May 13, 2013

A study commissioned by the Vent-Free Gas Products Alliance product section of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) on nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions from vent-free gas fireplaces, logs, inserts, space heaters, and stoves found that the use of those appliances in tight homes does not result in NO2 concentrations that exceed IAQ guidelines.


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IAQ, the Flu, and You — Minimizing Airborne Illnesses

March 11, 2013

For contractors, fighting the flu and other airborne illnesses offers a humanitarian service to society, as well as a potential boost to their bottom line.


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Can Increased Humidity Stimulate Cleaner Indoor Air?

Mayo Clinic Research Shows Humidity Helps Bully Flu Out of Schools
March 11, 2013
In a paper recently published online in BMC Infectious Diseases, Koep and his fellow Mayo Clinic researchers explore humidity in schools and the potential effects it could have on the survival and transmissibility of the influenza virus.


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Contractor Finds Success in Offering IAQ Solutions

March 11, 2013

At Action Air, the customer is always the No. 1 priority, and being attentive to their needs is essential to a successful service business. But pairing that attentiveness with smart business sense is also necessary.


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2013 AHR Expo Product Roundup: IAQ + Ventilation

February 18, 2013

The NEWS staff was very busy at the AHR Expo in Dallas, seeking information on new products. Here is a comprehensive list of the IAQ and ventilation products we found on the show floor.


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Oasis International: Portable Dehumidifier

January 21, 2013
Model D165 dehumidifier provides automatic, hassle-free, high-capacity moisture removal and works anywhere moisture control is needed, said the company. The rugged dehumidifier removes 40 pints of water in a 24-hour period. 


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Rotobrush International LLC: Duct Inspection Camera and Tablet PC

January 14, 2013
The Marketing Inspection Camera and the Android Tablet PC can enhance HVAC contractors’ service-selling efforts by providing high-resolution visuals to better educate clients on IAQ improvement, said the company. According to the manufacturer, homeowners will fix an IAQ problem if a contractor takes the time to educate them.


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