Many homeowners assume that the quality of the air they breathe indoors is better than outdoor air. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this isn’t necessarily true. The air that you and your family breathe indoors could have up to 100 times the pollutants as outdoor air. The EPA further states that up to 80 percent of American homes have indoor air pollution. This can lead to a range of health issues, including:
- Respiratory illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and sinusitis
- Shortness of breath
- Prolonged coughing spells
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Itchy skin and rashes
- Confusion, difficulty concentrating, and other problems with cognitive processing
People often don’t realize that their physical symptoms come from the indoor air they breathe, which means they don’t think to have it tested. At AirPro Comfort Systems, we recommend a professional air quality inspection at least every couple of years. This ensures that you and your family are breathing in the healthiest air possible.
What is Indoor Air Testing?
We use specialized calibration equipment to obtain air samples both inside and outside of your home. Next, we analyze the air samples to look for pollutants such as mold, radon, dust, chemicals, pet dander, cigarette smoke, and more. Lastly, we create an indoor air quality profile that highlights the problem areas.
Poor indoor air quality happens for a variety of reasons. The following are some of the most common that we see when testing homes in the Florence, South Carolina area:
- Dust due to poorly maintained air ducts
- High levels of humidity or carbon dioxide
- Gas leaks
- Poor ventilation due to inefficient HVAC equipment
- Mold and bacteria growth due to frequent water damage
Our air quality inspection report also includes several options to improve your indoor air quality.
Indoor Air Quality Testing is a Good Investment
Although we can think of numerous reasons why professional testing is a smart choice, here are just the top four:
Improve your overall health: Nothing is more important than good health. Chronic illness can have a dramatic impact on your quality of life. You don’t have the energy to keep up with work, your relationships suffer, and you start to feel like you’re just existing instead of truly living.
It could potentially save your life: If the poor indoor air quality in your home is due to a carbon dioxide leak, the lives of you and your family could be in danger. Fixing the problem immediately is essential.
It’s affordable and saves money over time: Our price for home indoor air quality testing is quite competitive compared to others in the area. While you pay money upfront, it saves money in ongoing healthcare costs, missed time from work, and more costly home repairs later.
The problem could be a simple fix: Improving air quality could be as easy as cleaning your furnace filter or installing a ceiling fan. We never try to sell you products or services you don’t need.
Please contact AirPro Comfort Systems at your convenience to learn more about air quality inspection or to schedule an appointment.