Indoor air quality refers to the atmosphere within and around buildings and structures as it relates to the health and comfort of its occupants. It can be affected negatively by microbial contaminants, such as mold and bacteria.
The HVAC system is designed to respond to environmental changes in a high-performing building. Additionally, the design and construction stages of a building’s HVAC system directly affect IAQ, specifically the installation of ductwork insulation. Properly installed ductwork insulation ensures adequate IAQ for the health and comfort of the building occupants.