What’s the Air Quality Like in Your Home?
Just because you may not smell something in your home, that doesn’t mean that air pollutants aren’t all over the place. That’s the biggest problem with air pollutants: you can’t see them, but you can (and do) inhale them. Because of this, it’s important for the health of you and your family to perform air quality testing in your home.
Why Do I Need An Air Quality Test?
With all we do to strive for a healthy lifestyle, it can be unsettling to learn that the very air inside our home can bring us harm and can contain even more pollution than the air outside. Knowing what you and your family are breathing every day is important. Even in newer homes, there is no guarantee that the air inside will be of optimal quality. The newer your home, the tighter the windows will fit, which means that unless the windows are open, the flow of fresh air will be non-existent.
When their isn’t proper airflow and/or pollutants in the air in your home, it can cause a number of problems, including the following:
- Increased allergies, aggrevated lung conditions, or other health issues from dust or dust mites, mold, mildew, fungi, bacteria, pollen, pet dander, lead, asbestos, insect debris, or other pollutants.
- Air that is either too humid or too dry which can make it harder for those who already have breathing difficulties as well as worsen various skin conditions such as psoriasis, rashes, or exzema.
- Damp spots on carpets or wall from too much humidity.
Scheduling Air Quality Testing
Remember that proper airflow goes a long way in contributing to the overall air quality of your home. If your home doesn’t have adequate airflow, a simple air quality test can reveal a myriad of issues with the air you breathe every day. At Hicken Air, we offer air quality testing to residents of Gilbert, Arizona and the surrounding areas. When we send a qualified technician to perform an air quality test in your home, they will help:
- Identify any potential symptoms you may have with your HVAC system before it becomes a problem.
- Reveal any existing issues with air quality in your home.
- Provide recommendations to improve the air quality in your home (e.g., frequency of air filter changes, air cleaning systems that could be beneficial to your home, etc).