The majority of media coverage on environmental health risks in recent months has, appropriately, been given to the city of Flint, MI and the problems they’ve had with lead poisoning. However, it’s also important to not forget about other potential elements that could be having adverse effects on your daily health, namely the air quality in your own home and how to go about proper air testing services.
Heating and cooling systems can become built up with dirt, dust, and other foreign substances that can have a negative impact on your health when breathed in. Coughing, sneezing, wheezing, itchy eyes, and sore throats are just some of the consequences that can result if you don’t take the time to regularly have air testing done in your home. Fortunately, Hager Fox has a team of certified, air testing specialists who can put your home’s systems and air quality into tip-top shape.
Here are three reasons to consider investing in air testing for your home.
- Health of Your Family: The first and most important reason to think about air testing is the health and well-being of you and your family. Most HVAC system’s filters need to be changed every one to three months, according to Energystar.gov. They also recommend that you have your entire systems cleaned and inspected at least twice a year: once in the fall before winter and in the spring before you fire up the AC unit.
Our team has taken classes and testing to qualify them as Indoor Air Quality experts, which means we’ll be able to identify any potential issues and tell you the right way to go about fixing it.
- Uncover Inefficiencies: In addition to safety and health, having a professional inspect your system for air quality can also uncover potential inefficiencies that could be affecting your wallet. Air conditioners alone account for about five percent of all the electricity produced in the United States. They can be real energy and money burners if there’s a leak or something hurting the efficiency of your system.
- Save You Time This Fall: Unless you’re a horribly neglectful homeowner, you’re going to have to get your system inspected and cleaned at some point before next winter, you might as well get it done now. Sure, you might have to end up getting it checked again, but it’s better to be safe and have it done twice than risk a more serious problem cropping up from neglect.
Air testing is an important service that we’re proud to provide at Hager Fox. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.