Steve Fontaine's extensive knowledge and experience in this field make him a valuable resource for understanding the benefits of clean air for students in classrooms. His insights shed light on the crucial role that high-quality affordable air purifiers and advanced filtration systems play in creating a healthy learning environment.



IAQ Air Solutions and Consulting works with many leading indoor air quality testing companies to provide you with the best services to meet your specific needs.

The testing professionals in our network specialize in all types of indoor air quality testing projects like, Mold, Pollen, Dust, Wildfire/Common Smoke, VOC Gases, Lead Dust, Asbestos, Insecticide, Anthrax, Carbon Dust and All Bacteria.

IAQ Air Solutions and Consulting will help the process easy by finding the right professional for your project.

Once the test results are in, we can provide you with options that will mitigate or eliminate airborne particles at the best possible price.

Stand Alone Air Purification with Hepa 13 Filter

Stand alone air purifiers are becoming the best and most affordable solution to offices, schools, government buildings and more because they can clean the air 5 times an hour or more as long as they are sized for the room they are in. The CDC announced in May of 2023 that 5 times an hour is what they recommend for clean air delivery rate.

HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. True HEPA H13 Filters capture 99.9% of airborne particles down to 0.1 microns.

That's even smaller than the size of a COVID particle at 0.125 microns in size. Most other purifiers use HEPA H11 filters, which capture down to just 0.3 microns.

HEPA Air H13 filters can remove Radon and SARS-CoV-2 virus sized particles from indoor air and can reduce the concentration over time, therefore reducing viral aerosol exposure and help to limit the risk of aerosol transmission.


HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. True HEPA Air H13 Filters capture 99.9% of airborne particles down to 0.1 microns. That’s even smaller than the size of a COVID particle at 0.125 microns in size. Most other purifiers use HEPA H11 filters, which capture down to just 0.3microns. HEPA Air H13 filters can remove Radon and SARS-CoV-2 virus sized particles from indoor air and can reduce the concentration over time, therefore reducing viral aerosol exposure and help to limit the risk of aerosol transmission.

IAQ Air Solutions and Consulting specialists will ensure that your environment meets these healthy standards.


When it comes to maintaining clean indoor air, the choice between HVAC systems and HEPA 13 filtered stand-alone air purifiers is a crucial consideration. While HVAC systems are primarily designed for temperature regulation, their filters are not always effective at capturing micro-particles, including Covid-like particles, mold spores, viruses, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In contrast, HEPA 13 filters can remove 99.99% of airborne pathogens down to 0.01 microns, making them highly efficient at improving indoor air quality.

In line with CDC recommendations for achieving five clean air deliveries per hour, it is important to note that even the best brand-new HVAC system may not effectively remove micro-particles. For expert advice or a free consultation on indoor air quality solutions, Stephen Fontaine from IAQ Solutions and Consulting Inc. is a leading indoor air expert with a proven track record. His expertise has been instrumental in helping numerous manufacturers and states place over 1.2 million air purifiers in classrooms by 2023, making him a trusted resource for improving indoor air quality.


HVAC systems start with the ventilation that brings fresh air into a building or home by taking in the cool air or heating that air, and blowing it into an indoor space.

Some systems may also include ventilation systems that direct air out of the house, humidifiers (or dehumidifiers) that adjust the air’s humidity, and air purifiers that filter out spores, bacteria, viruses, and other minuscule harmful particles.

Most HVAC units are controlled by a smart thermostat.

Each HVAC system varies depending on the heating and cooling needs of a home or building, where that home or building is located, its age, its existing ductwork, its heating and cooling needs, and other important factors. Regardless of what system you have, the cooling efficiency is always measured by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER).

Since energy efficiency is vital, you will want to shop for a unit with a high SEER rating of 20 or more, keeping in mind that the minimum rating is 13. To receive the U.S. government's Energy Star certification, an air conditioner must have a SEER of at least 14.

IAQ Air Solutions and Consulting specialists will review all of your HVAC needs within your environment and help you determine which unit is best for you.

Radon Testing

Radon is a natural, noble gas that exists sporadically in the atmosphere and is detrimental to a person’s health. It has no particular smell or color, and it is difficult to identify in the air. Breathing in radon increases the risk for lung diseases, including lung cancer. Not all air purifiers remove radon since it is an inert gas that is too small to be caught up in most of the airfilters of the purifier. It is imperative that the air purification system you use removes 99.9% of particles down to 0.1 Micron to aid with poisons, gasses, and compounds like radon.

IAQ Solutions and Consulting will bring in our specialists to test your home or business for Radon and other gasses and guide you through the appropriate unit for your needs

Consulting by Zoom or Phone call

Steve Fontaine is a distinguished indoor air expert renowned for his specialization in HEPA 13, standalone air purifiers, and HVAC services.

With a commitment to ensuring clean and healthy indoor air quality, Steve offers consulting services via phone or Zoom video meetings, catering to educators, businesses, government entities, cities, states, and beyond.

His expertise and dedication make him an invaluable resource for those seeking to improve indoor air quality in various settings.

Public Speaking Engagements

for education, leaders, business leaders, Government procurement, parent groups, or Asthma groups

As a seasoned public speaker, Fontaine’s extensive knowledge of indoor air quality and the industry makes him an invaluable asset for those seeking a public speaker with science-based expertise to talk about and answer questions on indoor air, quality and solutions. That makes sense.

His influence extends beyond speaking engagements, as he has played a pivotal role in guiding manufacturers to deploy hundreds of thousands of air purifiers in various settings such as classrooms, public buildings, government offices, colleges, churches and more nationwide.


IAQ Air Solutions and Consulting is a leader in clean air solutions for any environment. Our expert team follows the World Health Organization, CDC and EPA guidelines to offer you the best options for your increased air safety in any establishment.

Steve Fontaine, the Founder of IAQ Solutions and Consulting has been an expert in the Indoor air quality arena for the past fifteen years. His extensive experience in air quality solutions, allows him to assist his clients in the Private sector, Government Entities, Municipalities, All States, Public and Private Schools, Universities, Hospitals, Senior Care Facilities, Public Housing and anywhere needed. Over the years, Steve has developed many relationships with the top manufacturers of air purification products and testing equipment. This allows him to offer you the best solutions for your organization or home.

IAQ Solutions and Consulting can perform accurate testing to identify dangerous airborne particles in any environment including but not limited to, Mold, Viruses, Wildfire Smoke, VOC Gas (Emitted gasses from certain solids or liquids, i.e.; trichloroethylene, Chlorination, etc.), Pollen, Dust Mites, Insecticide, Asbestos, Radon, Bacteria, Anthrax, Lead Dust, etc.

As a leader in our field, IAQ Solutions and Consulting was called upon during the Covid 19 pandemic to test schools and government buildings for Covid like particles and offer advice as to the best solutions for cleaner air quality in every building, classroom and common area.

Contact us today for your FREE CONSULTATION. We can offer you a phone call or zoom/video call at your convenience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do air purifiers work for allergies?

Answer: Yes, air purifiers can significantly reduce allergens such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and mold spores from the air, which can help alleviate allergy symptoms.

How often should I change the filter in my air purifier?

Answer: It depends on the type of air purifier and its usage. Generally, HEPA filters should be replaced every 6-12 months, while carbon filters might need replacement every 3-6 months. Always check the manufacturer’s recommendations for your specific model.

Can air purifiers remove odors?

Answer: Yes, air purifiers with activated carbon filters are effective at removing odors from cooking, pets, smoke, and other household smells by trapping odor-causing molecules.

Are there any side effects of using an air purifier?

Answer: Most air purifiers are safe to use. However, some ozone-generating air purifiers can produce ozone levels that might be harmful. It’s advisable to choose air purifiers that do not generate ozone or have very low emissions.

How much energy do air purifiers consume?

Answer: Energy consumption varies by model and usage. On average, air purifiers can use anywhere from 20 to 100 watts, similar to the power consumption of a light bulb.

Where should I place my air purifier for the best results?

Answer: Place your air purifier in the room where you spend the most time or where air quality issues are most significant. It should be positioned in an area with good air circulation and away from walls or furniture that could block airflow.

Do air purifiers dry out the air?

Answer: No, air purifiers do not remove moisture from the air. They filter particles from the air without affecting humidity levels.


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