Re: Indoor Air Quality - Help...
While the HVAC system may be something a part of the solution, this may be a problem that was created during the time the house was vacant (and it was just never resolved). There can be a number of allergens that could cause your symptoms. Have you spoken to your doctor about your symptoms? Have you spoken to an indoor environmental consultant? The key to this isn't diluting the problem (even with ventillation) but removing the source of your symptoms. Having a professional inspect this home may lead to some real solutions toward resolving your issue. Assumptions may only cost you money without results. I've seen many people upgrade, clean and repair their HVAC system only to continue with their ill dis-ease and dis-comfort. There are many resources you can look to for information regarding indoor air pollutants and professionals to help inspect them. Check out www.SolutionsIEC.com and www.EPA.gov for information on indoor air quality, pollutants and damages information. And, check out the American Indoor Air Quality Council www.iaqcouncil.org for professionals to help diagnose your home. You may want to also look into the American Industrial Hygiene Association's site www.aiha.org.
Jason Yost, CIEC, CMRS, WRT
Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant
Council-certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor
Water-damage Restoration Technician