Maintaining Healthy Air Quality at Home

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Monitoring the air quality in your home protects you and your family’s health. There are many things homeowners can do themselves, but in many cases a professional will be needed if an air quality issue is detected.

Why does my home air quality need to be monitored?

Carbon monoxide or radon gases are not able to be detected without severe exposure causing health problems. Both gases are invisible and odorless. Testing of air quality is only way to be sure your air quality has been affected.

Signs of poor air quality can lead to a multitude of health problems

Worsening allergies and asthma, shortness of breath, ear, nose, and throat irritation, sneezing, coughing, headaches, and nausea are just some of the health issues that arise when your home air quality is poor. The longer a person is exposed, the worse their symptoms will become.

Testing your air quality is recommended by professionals

To ensure your air quality is good the following are recommended; mold testing, carbon monoxide alarms, radon testing, and installing an air quality monitor. Many tests can be purchased at your local hardware store or even online. Once a problem is found, it is best to call an air conditioning professional. They will check to see if any duct or equipment is contributing to this problem. Your air professional will then work to improve Indoor Air Quality(IAQ).

What does an indoor air quality monitor do?

Many monitors test for humidity, chemical pollutants, and dirt and dust particles. Some, additionally, track the temperature and also check for carbon monoxide and formaldehyde.

Testing indoor air quality is something The Comfort Authority recommends. For any questions or concerns, call (813) 518-8030 today for any of your AC needs.