Indoor air quality is on top of everybody’s minds — HVAC contractors and customers alike. The COVID-19 pandemic has people thinking about the topic at a whole new level as homeowners seek to protect the health of their families and companies seek to protect the health of their customers and employees. 2020 consumer study was conducted by Broan-Nutone, examining indoor air quality trends in the midst of the pandemic. What do you think they found?

IAQ Quiz

1. What percentage of Americans experience symptoms of poor indoor air quality?
A. More than 80 percent
B. Between 50-80 percent
C. Between 20-40 percent
D. Less than 20 percent
2. A quarter of people surveyed said that they face lingering food odors after cooking, sometimes for hours or more.
A. True
B. False
3. Which of the following health measures did the most people say they’ve been doing as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
A. Deep cleaning floors and/or carpet
B. Vacuuming more frequently
C. Wiping down surfaces more frequently
D. Wiping down items that are bought into the home
4. What percentage of Americans say that heating/cooling costs are higher than they ought to be?
A. 88 percent
B. 59 percent
C. 39 percent
D. 27 percent
5. Less than 20 percent of people surveyed said that they face embarrassment about odors or allergens when they have guests over.
A. True
B. False
6. As a result of COVID-19, what percentage of Americans say they are “Somewhat Less” or “Much Less” concerned about their IAQ?
A. More than 80 percent
B. Between 50-80 percent
C. Between 20-40 percent
D. Less than 20 percent
7. Which of the following did the most people say they have experienced over the past 12 months in their home?
A. Struggling to keep the home clean
B. One or more people experiencing allergy symptoms
C. Mold or mildew on surfaces in the bathroom and other rooms
D. Bathroom mirrors fogging when people are showering
8. What percentage of Americans list poor indoor air quality as a concern of theirs?
A. 90 percent
B. 70 percent
C. 50 percent
D. 30 percent
9. What percentage of Americans say that they “Almost Always” or “Often” turn on their range hood/under-cabinet fan while cooking?
A. 92 percent
B. 62 percent
C. 37 percent
D. 11 percent
10. As a result of COVID-19, what percentage of Americans say they are “Somewhat More” or “Much More” concerned about their IAQ?
A. More than 80 percent
B. Between 50-80 percent
C. Between 20-40 percent
D. Less than 20 percent
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