Until recently most people have thought that pollution was found primarily in outdoor air. Now that the EPA has discovered that the indoor air can be equally as dangerous, many people are starting to hear more about indoor air quality. Some people are left wondering what is indoor air quality, and how it will affect them.
Learning about indoor air pollution and the negative affect it has on us is very important. Some of the most common sources of pollutants that are found inside of homes and places of employment are mold, moisture, radon, second hand smoke, smoke from wood burning stoves, gases, as well as other similar contaminates.
Indoor air quality tests can be performed to determine the levels of air pollutants contained inside of homes and buildings. Once a test is performed, home and business owners can work with an HVAC contractor to eliminate pollution risks. Individuals that have asthma and allergy problems are at a higher risk of suffering from the side effects of indoor air pollution.
Unfortunately, most pollutants are invisible and impossible to detect by smell, making them extremely dangerous. Besides heating sources and the typical causes of indoor pollution, a home or buildings ventilation system plays a major role in levels of pollutants. The amount of air being exchanged from the outside to the inside, and vice versa is another crucial factor of indoor air pollution.
Since many of the common sources of indoor air pollutants can actually be fatal, having a professional HVAC company perform an air quality test can actually save lives. Once the source of pollution is found a contractor can develop a plan that will address the quality of air being breathed. In many cases it is crucial to install indoor air filtration systems to reduce and eliminate contaminates that pollute indoor air.
For some homeowners, simply adding a special filter to their heating and air conditioning system is all it takes to have safer and cleaner air to breath. Most home and business owners immediately notice the amazing difference of their air quality after taking action. Call us today to schedule your indoor air quality test so you can rest easy knowing that your family is breathing fresh air daily.
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