The Basics of Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is not one of those dubious green washing terms branded to guilt homeowners into “being healthy.” Even, the Environmental Protection Agency recognizes that indoor air quality is often lacking. Nonetheless, a number of terms relate to indoor air quality. From air purifiers, to contaminants, these terms and tools influence IAQ.


For allergy and asthma sufferers the tiniest of contaminants trigger watery eyes, congestion, a runny nose and other breathing problems. An air cleaning system defends against indoor pollutants. These systems are ideal in homes where mold, pet dander and dust are prevalent.

Hoffmann Brothers Heating and Cooling offers IAQ services with a complete menu of heating, cooling and maintenance service in Creve Coeur, Des Peres, and Kirkwood.

Air Purifiers

Air purifiers are an important part of dander, mold, mildew, dust and smoke purification. Particularly in homes where the ventilation is stifled, air purifiers eliminate pollutants which commonly exacerbate allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions.


Poor indoor air quality triggers asthma attacks. Pet dander, mold, mildew, chemical irritants, and dust mites are just some of the potential trigger which cause asthmatic flare ups.


In households in Jefferson County, humidifiers play a key role during the winter months. Humidifiers complement a heating system’s ability to maintain heat while diminishing the effects it has on furniture and other household fixtures.

Indoor air quality (IAQ) diagnostic test

In order to detect dust mites, dander, mold, and other airborne contaminants, some heating and air conditioning contractors conduct IAQ diagnostic tests. These quick tests help prescribe the best approach for purifying the air and enhancing indoor air quality.

In Des Peres, Kirkwood, Creve Coeur and Jefferson County, Hoffmann Brothers conducts indoor air quality diagnostic tests to determine which air sanitization system suits a household’s needs. Please click indoor air quality to learn more.

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