Indoor Air Quality Concerns Grow in Homes and BuildingsBilly Pell
In a recent Globe News press release, Research and Markets announced the addition to its study on the U.S. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) market. It projects a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.3% from 2016 to 2021. IAQ concerns in homes and buildings continue to grow. Back in 2014, IE3 Media contributor Allison Bailes addressed similar IAQ concerns and how they are affected by duct work. Bailes identified four ways bad ducts lead to bad IAQ:
- Leaky ducts pull in bad stuff and distribute it throughout the home.
- Unbalanced duct leakage increases infiltration.
- Leaky ducts or zones can cause backdrafting.
- Leaky ducts may lead to poor humidity control.