Inside air can be more polluted and harmful to your health than the air you and your family breathe outside. We spend a lot of time in our homes, and it’s important to have the air we breathe as healthy as possible.
Common symptoms of poor indoor air quality include:
- Runny nose
- Watery eyes
- Shortness of breath
- Recurring upper respiratory infections
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may want to have an indoor air quality test performed. Your home’s indoor air will be tested for:
- Radon, a gas that forms in soil and gets into your home through poorly sealed floors and walls
- Secondhand smoke
- Carbon monoxide, a gas that’s colorless and odorless and effects the flow of oxygen in the body
- Nitrogen dioxide, a colorless and odorless gas that causes respiratory upset
- VOCs, volatile organic compounds found in paint, varnishes, cleaning supplies, furnishings and even dry-cleaned clothes. VOCs can irritate your sinuses and eyes and cause dizziness, headaches and nausea.
- Dust mites and pet dander, which can trigger asthma and allergies
- Mold spores, which can float around your home and cause allergy-like symptoms
Testing your home’s indoor air quality
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may want to spend the extra money to have a complete indoor air quality assessment performed by a professional. Your home’s indoor air is monitored for several days, giving the technician valuable information about what pollutants are present. The results will determine whether source control, air purification or ventilation is the best course of action.
For more information on having the indoor air quality of your home tested, contact the experts at Blaton’s Heating & A/C. Our experts have been serving Fayetteville and surrounding area for over 60 years.