Air is the most critical thing in our home. We breathe it constantly. Breathing clean air is just as important as drinking clean water. Good indoor air quality constitutes several factors. Three main factors are a comfortable temperature, pollutant control, and humidity levels between 30-50 percent.
There are many benefits to air quality testing. Bad air quality keeps you sick and is harmful to breathe. Breathing polluted air interferes with the oxygen absorption process. It can cause memory loss, low blood oxygen levels, and the deterioration of your lungs. Other symptoms of poor IAQ are:
- Allergy-like symptoms, itchy eyes
- Trouble breathing
Knowing whether these symptoms come from toxic air can be challenging. However, experiencing symptoms that only persist as long as you are in your home indicates poor air quality. Improving the air quality will increase your comfort and remove unnecessary health risks.
You may be wondering if you have to hire someone or if indoor air quality testing is something you can do. DIY IAQ tests exist but are far from being as accurate as an official test. A specialist can test for specific pollutants in the air and help identify any mechanical issues causing the problem. Additionally, an at-home test may be less helpful. The major benefit of hiring a professional HVAC company, like Green Leaf, is that they can interpret the results. From there, they provide suggestions for further action and help you make a plan. If you are worried about indoor air quality, call a Green Leaf specialist today.