April 6, 2021 • In Heating & Cooling, Indoor Air Quality, Tips • 3 Min Read

Indoor Air Quality Testing: Why, When, and How?

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By GEM

While it may feel like winter has no end in sight, spring will be here before you know it. That’s why there’s no better time than now to test your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) and pave the way for healthy air in the warmer months to come! Get the details about indoor air quality testing to take action before problems arise.

Why You should test your indoor air quality

Ever considered the air pollution inside your home? Surprisingly, it can be worse than the air outside. From mold to carbon monoxide, it’s important to monitor and evaluate your home’s indoor air quality so you can rest assured the air you’re breathing is safe and healthy.

When Should You Test Your Indoor Air Quality?

For better indoor air quality, you’ll want to test and monitor your air on a regular basis to prevent biological, chemical, and combustible pollutants from taking over.

With the right testing equipment, you can effectively monitor pollutant levels in your home. But the best indicator of your indoor air quality is your own body! If you’re experiencing frequent nausea, headaches, or sneezing, you’ll want to contact a professional to diagnose and resolve the issues behind your home’s indoor air quality.

How To Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

If you’re thinking there may be some unpleasant stuff lurking in your air, consider these devices to help improve the air in your home.

  • Air quality monitor: IAQ monitors work wonders by testing and monitoring the pollution levels in your home. They can test for a range of contaminants including humidity, chemicals, and other particulates. Some are even designed to monitor the temperature and carbon monoxide levels in your home.
  • Carbon monoxide and radon detectors: While it’s easy to ignore contaminants you can’t see, it’s important to test for carbon monoxide and radon. If you haven’t already, you’ll want to install carbon monoxide and radon detectors to monitor the levels in your home to alert you if the levels are too high.
  • Air purifier: Air purifiers are very useful for cleaning the air in your home. In addition to making certain pollutants stick to surfaces, some purifiers have HEPA filters that screen and collect contaminants from the air. These devices can help improve your indoor air quality, and are especially recommended if you or anyone in your family has asthma or severe allergies.
  • Humidifier: When colder temperatures roll in, the air in your home may become dry –– this is when it’s handy to have a humidifier. Humidifiers use water to boost the moisture level in your air, protecting your home (and more importantly, your respiratory system) by reducing the dryness in your air.
  • UV Lights: Ultra-violet (UV) lights can be installed in your ductwork and are very effective in hot and humid environments. They release concentrated UV radiation to kill contaminants like mold, viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms floating around in your air –– and they do so in a matter of seconds.

Monitoring your indoor air quality is important for your home, but even more for your own health and safety. The methods listed above will help keep track of pollution levels in your home, and if anything unusual is reported, you’ll be the first to know.

We know how important indoor air quality is for you and your home, so be sure to call us for a free home or business indoor air quality assessment!

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