Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors, according to the Environmental Protection Agency – and a good deal of that is at home, whether sleeping, getting ready to go to work, or resting after a long day.
You can’t control the air everywhere, but you can help improve the air quality in your home. Especially during cold and flu season, having cleaner, fresher air at home is a good way to help stay healthy.
Indoor air can sometimes have more pollutants than outdoor air, containing irritants like pet dander, pollen, bacteria, and viruses that linger in the air and rest on surfaces. These contaminants can contribute to drying out our skin and sinuses as well.
While many homes don’t meet proper levels of air quality standards, the good news is that with through proper ventilation and air treatment, it can be vastly improved. A trusted HVAC company can evaluate any potential issues and help determine the best solution.
An indoor air quality evaluation involves diagnosing the indoor air pollution that could be affecting your family’s health, as well as making recommendations. This could involve a number of different options, including:
An evaluation process might also include discussing any health problems you or any family member may be experiencing in order to determine the most appropriate testing methods.
During the air quality assessment, if the possibility of mold is an issue, an HVAC professional can also determine whether comprehensive mold testing will be necessary.