Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

Although we often think air pollution as being outside the home, indoor air is commonly two to five times more contaminated than outdoor air, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Kevel Home Performance is dedicated to making Bay Area homes healthier and more comfortable. Indoor air quality is often a missing ingredient for healthy home.

Indoor air quality is very important in promoting occupant health because air quality issues often encourage many common health ailments. 

The Importance of Good Indoor Air Quality

  • Fewer asthma and allergy triggers by reducing pollen, dust, pet dander, fumes, and mold levels in the home
  • Avoids unpleasant odors in the home
  • Prevents moisture issues for healthier, more durable homes
  • Promotes overall occupant health and wellbeing

Preventing Home Moisture Issues

Some common household allergens thrive when home humidity levels are too high. High mold and mildew counts can trigger reactions in many people, including sneezing, rashes, dizziness, red eyes, and even asthma. Dust mite droppings are a common allergy trigger and dust mites thrive in moist environments.

The air quality in your basement, crawlspace or garage impacts the indoor air quality inside the rest of your home. Much of the air you breath on the first floor originates from below. Because warmer air is more buoyant than cooler air, warmer air can rise up through your crawlspace and into the living spaces, lowering home air quality. This is especially common in the winter during the heating season.

Many San Francisco-area basements and crawlspace have moisture and humidity problems. Kevel Home Performance provides a variety of performance services that boost home durability and indoor air quality. To solve humidity issues, we install sump pumps and vapor barriers. We can also air seal your crawl space to prevent air leaks and install foam insulation.

Indoor Air Quality & Ventilation

Air can carry contaminants as it travels through your home. When California homes are poorly ventilated, pollution is trapped inside. Ventilation is an important strategy to dilute pollutants, reducing your exposure.

Kevel Home Performance installs heat recovery ventilation systems, whole-house fans, bathroom exhaust fans, and timers. These systems all help remove odors, moisture, and stale air out from the home. Heat recovery ventilation systems also capture heat that would otherwise be wasted to the outside, lowering your winter energy bills.

High-Performance Air Filtration

For more than 50 years, Aprilaire has been improving indoor air quality as a trusted name in the industry. These whole-house air purifiers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and ventilation systems promote home air quality and the products work with all brands of heating and air conditioning equipment. Even when space is limited, we can seamlessly integrate an Aprilaire system into your home, delivering fresh air with your existing ductwork.