Enjoying A Cleaner Environment

Making Sure The Air In Your Home Is Clean And Safe

In most homes, the HVAC (heating, cooling, and ventilation) system circulates hot and cold air throughout the house all year. Having an indoor air quality test done in your home is an excellent way to ensure that the air is clean and safe and to find issues that may need resolving before they become a bigger problem. 

Air Quality Testing

Testing the air quality in your home is not difficult, and there are air quality testing services that can inspect your home, investigate areas of concern, and help with recommendations to improve the air quality for you and your family. Air contamination does not always mean the house is unsafe, and often, some specific filtration is enough to resolve the issue and get things on track so you and your family can breathe easier.

Indoor air quality testing starts with taking air samples in the home to determine if contaminants need filtering out, what those are, and how much is in the air. For instance, dust can be a concern for someone with a lot of allergies, and installing a specific type of filter on the HVAC may be enough to resolve the problem. 

The indoor air quality test results will often determine what changes you need, and the testing service will give you a report of what they find so that you can have your HVAC system updated and any other problem areas addressed. 

Filteration Systems 

Indoor air quality can often be improved by changing the filters on your HVAC system to HEPA filters or filters designed to catch much smaller particles of dust and pollens in the air. In many cases, these filters are available off the shelf at the local home improvement center, and you can install them as direct replacements to the standard filters in the system. 

However, if testing indicates that you need something more, you may need to work with an air quality specialist who will evaluate your HVAC system and home to determine how to improve the air quality and keep it clean. If changing the air filter in the heating and cooling system is not enough, they may recommend cleaning your ductwork or having filters put on the air ducts in each room of the house.

In some cases, you may need additional filtration, and a secondary system is used to filter the air in the home independent of the HVAC system. These systems can offer specific filtration and can be small enough to be set up in a room, while others are integrated into the home and can move and clean large volumes of air over the day. 

An air filtration specialist or an indoor air quality testing service can help you determine the needs of your home once you know what you need to remove from the air in your home.