Most families spend a great deal of time indoors. With that in mind, it is important to keep your home’s air healthy and safe because poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can contribute to infections and chronic lung diseases like asthma. If you haven’t done so already, test the quality of your indoor air to make certain it doesn’t contain harmful pollutants.
Different Types of Indoor Air Pollutions
There are many substances in your home that contribute to indoor air pollution. Some of the common pollutants include:
- Secondhand smoke. This air pollutant produces more than 200 poisons, which include carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, as well as 60 chemicals that are known to cause cancemr. According to the American Lung Association, the pollutants produced from smoking are responsible for ear infections, pneumonia and lower respiratory tract infections in small children. Secondhand smoke can also cause asthma attacks or cause asthma to develop.
- Biological pollutants.Viruses, bacteria, pollen, animal dander, particles from dust mites and cockroaches are all considered biological pollutants. They have the ability to cause infections and trigger allergy symptoms.
- Combustion pollutants, which come from the appliances in your home. Furnaces, water heaters and fireplaces all produce these types of pollutants. Carbon monoxide (CO) is one of the most dangerous gases released because it restricts oxygen from being absorbed by the body resulting in dizziness, nausea, fatigue and headaches.
About Air Quality Tests
Although there are many do-it-yourself kits on the market, it is always best to use a professional HVAC company for this type of service. The determination of your home’s IAQ is retrieved by using a combination of testing methods. For example, air samples are gathered to test for airborne particles, detectors and meters are used to detect for dangerous gas levels. Samples are also collected from several surfaces in your home to test for various contaminants.
Clean air is essential for a healthy indoor environment. Unfortunately, many homes suffer from poor indoor air. At Climate Master Mechanical we offer professional indoor air quality testing services. Our skillful technicians will come to your home or office and test for contaminates that could be harmful to your family. We can even install an air purification system to help maintain healthy and safe air throughout your home.
We offer many types of air purification systems. Contact us today and one of our technicians will help you choose a system that’s specific to your home’s needs. We have been serving residential clients and businesses throughout New Lenox, IL, and the surrounding areas for more than 22 years.