Indoor Air Quality Testing Chicago
Do you feel like it’s hard to breathe when you’re inside your home? Do you get the flu or catch colds often? Do you have constant headaches, feel tired or even disoriented at home? Do you feel better once you leave your home and worse again when you come home? These may be the signs that you have poor indoor air quality.
In the pursuit of energy efficiency, modern homes are more tightly sealed than ever. While this is good for keeping the heating or cooling systems efficient, it’s bad news for your indoor air quality. Studies show that indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside, and since we spend most of our time indoors, this is an issue that everyone should take seriously. Indoor air quality testing is one of the first things you should do if you suspect that your indoor environment needs to be improved.
What are air pollutants and how do they get inside your home?
Air pollutant is any substance in the air that in high concentration causes harm to animals, humans, plants and materials. They are present in the form of solid particles, gases or liquid droplets. Air pollutants significantly aggravate symptoms of asthma and allergies, cause headaches, lung problems. There are some cases in which cancer is linked to poor indoor air quality as well.
Air pollutants are divided into 3 major categories:
- Germs (bacteria, viruses, etc.)
- Particulates (dust, smoke, etc.)
- Gases (odors, VOCs, etc.)
Air pollutants get into your home in quite a few different ways. You bring them in on your shoes, on your clothes. They are released into the air each time you use chemicals to clean something in your home. Bacteria and viruses get into your body whenever you interact with other people. Your guests bring in air pollutants whenever they visit, too. Dampness at home creates favorable conditions for mold growth. And the environment in which your home is situated brings in many different possibilities for pollutants to get inside and stay there.
How do you improve your indoor air quality?
Now this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t ever walk out of your home, or not invite guests over. There are simple ways that can help you improve the air quality in your home without having to isolate yourself from the outside. The first step you should take is have your air quality tested by a professional.
We offer high quality, thorough indoor air quality testing services and our staff is qualified to investigate your home for mold, bacteria, or allergen problems as well as evaluate any ventilation issues. They will arrive to your home, perform an inspection and take a few samples of your indoor environment. These samples will then be sent to a laboratory for professional testing, and your indoor air quality contractor will inform you of the results once they are available. Alongside the conclusions of the testing, they will also provide you with information about how you can improve your indoor air quality. They might also suggest that you get a humidifier, an air purifier, or offer other services like odor or mold removal that will make breathing in your home easier.
There are simple ways that can help you improve the air quality in your home without having to isolate yourself from the outside. The first step you should take is have your air quality tested by a professional.
Contact HVAC Experts for indoor air quality testing services
Indoor air quality testing is the first step towards a healthier home. Our experts will test your home in Chicago for air pollutants, evaluate your home and make necessary modifications to improve the airflow. Also, if needed, we’ll install air filtration systems in order to eliminate allergens and pollutants. At HVAC Experts Chicago, we offer solutions that make you feel more comfortable at home and work well with your HVAC system.
Call us at (630) 216-8883 today and we will provide you with indoor air quality solutions that make breathing indoors easy.