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How To Test Your Indoor Air Quality

We know that the air inside our homes is more polluted than the air outside — but what if we don’t feel the side effects?

Well, your home still might be subtly harming you without you even knowing it. This is why every homeowner should test their indoor air quality. Besides, it’ll be beneficial for you to address this concern before it does end up becoming problematic.

The Most Common Air Quality Concerns

According to the EPA, there are three common pollutants that may be present in your home:

  • Biological pollutants: Mold, dander, pollen, dust mites, and bacteria.

  • Chemical pollutants: VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).

  • Combustion pollutants: Carbon monoxide and other toxic gases or odors.

Reasons You May Have Poor Indoor Air Quality

Keeping your home clean isn’t all vacuuming and dusting. Even the products and appliances you use daily can contribute to the most common types of air quality concerns. A few examples include:

  1. Your furnace or central air unit — don’t forget about those maintenance checkups!

  2. Your HVAC unit filters — make sure you’re changing your filters every 6 months.

  3. Your home appliances — like vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers, and air purifiers to name a few.

  4. Too much moisture.

  5. Artificial cleaning products.

How To Test Your Indoor Air Quality

In order to make any improvements, you want to understand and identify potential issues in your home first.

  1. How are your allergies?

Are you experiencing any allergy symptoms outside of “allergy season?” This could likely be a reaction to poor air quality.

  1. Notice any new or unusual symptoms?

Some toxic odors or chemicals can have a serious effect on your overall health and wellness, including dizziness, nausea, fatigue, and rashes.

  1. Have you had any recent home repairs?

Recently replaced your floors or given your home a new coat of paint? Replace your air filters immediately after to help remove any harmful particles during your home improvement projects.

  1. Don’t do-it-yourself, contact a professional.

At Rescue Air, we have the expertise to determine if there is a problem with your indoor air quality, and from there, we’ll know the right steps to take and make things right. Your problems are our problems – that’s why we stress quality of service, the speed of arrival and affordability.

We can work on any brand of HVAC system, and we come to your home fully stocked with the equipment required to finish the job. If you need your indoor air quality checked or improved in Richardson, TX, or the surrounding areas, please call Rescue Air Heating and Cooling at (972) 201-3253!