Direct Supply® and Madison Indoor Air Quality experts discuss ways to help your indoor air quality to create clean, healthy and safe facilities for residents and staff

As shown in this recent survey of Senior Living administrators, 78% of admins believe their indoor air quality to be good or excellent. However, studies show that 81% of Long Term Care facilities suffer from inadequate air ventilation and circulation1. Understanding the importance of IAQ maintenance and how it impacts communities is understandably high.

Zane Davis, Direct Supply’s Marketing Manager – Program Development, interviewed two indoor air quality experts, Todd DeMonte, Chief Innovation Officer from Madison Indoor Air Quality and Jeff Beyersdorf, a Senior Building Services Consultant from Direct Supply, to explore what IAQ is, how it impacts building health, and what steps communities can take to help maintain proper indoor air quality in their buildings.

What is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)?

On defining indoor air quality: a measurement of the comfort level and healthiness of the air inside a building. Our experts highlight what good and bad indoor air quality looks like in facilities.

Indoor Air Quality: Maintenance vs. Improvement

Explore the difference between IAQ maintenance vs improvement, and how equipment maintenance and indoor air quality are linked together.

 Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) vs. Outdoor Air Quality (OAQ): What’s the difference?

Outdoor air quality can affect the air inside buildings. Learn what to watch for and how to respond.

IAQ improvements Long Term Care communities can make now

Simple upgrades like bumping up the MERV rating on your filters, installing technologies like NPBI™, using mechanical ventilation for more outside air, and controlling humidity are becoming increasingly important.

Mechanical ventilation and Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)

What happens when you don’t get enough turnover of the air? Our experts discuss short-term and long-term health issues that arise from poor ventilation.

Benefits of proper IAQ maintenance

There are a list of benefits that come from proper IAQ maintenance, spanning from maintaining humidity to helping prevent IAQ-related resident illness.

How to build an IAQ maintenance plan

Building an IAQ maintenance plan is vital to Senior Care. Learn how to strategize your community’s IAQ plan.

Common IAQ issues in Long Term Care

Largely, facilities do not maintain or keep up with their indoor air quality maintenance. This leads to poor indoor air quality in Long Term Care facilities.

Common IAQ misconceptions

Two common IAQ misconceptions can negatively impact your community. Reduce your community’s risk by always remembering IAQ is important to the health and wellbeing of your facility, and that outside air does not always mean fresh air.

How to maintain good IAQ when OAQ is poor

Proper indoor air quality is essential to the health and wellness of any community. Thankfully, there are many easy steps you can take to help improve and maintain IAQ. From upgrading filters to monitoring humidity, there are plenty of avenues for you to take to improve and maintain indoor air quality.

Ready to learn more? Check out our IAQ insights page!

Maintaining indoor air quality is vital to the health of your facility, and as we’ve learned in these videos, it’s relatively simple to improve and maintain good IAQ so long as you’re mindful and keep up with equipment maintenance. Gain valuable IAQ insights by continuing to explore IAQ best practices.
1. National Library of Medicine. “81% of Senior Living Buildings have insufficient HVAC systems”,