There are many ways to improve the air quality in your home or office, but it’s important to know the quality of the air in your space to begin with. This is why air testing is so important across all industries.
If you’re wondering when you should have air testing performed, here’s a short list of reasons you may want to consider.
The leading source of indoor air pollution around the world is gas and other particles from combustion. That gas stove in your kitchen may be convenient for cooking, but it’s certainly not doing your lungs any good. If you’re concerned that carbon monoxide may be an issue in your home, then you should definitely consider having air testing performed.
Like carbon monoxide, radon is a colorless and odorless gas that could be polluting the air in your home. While low levels of radon are present in the soil, it’s important to have your home tested if you live in an area that has a higher concentration of decaying uranium (like Michigan).
Asbestos was commonly used as a form of insulation, and it is still present in many older structures. If you’re not careful, your HVAC services could actually be putting asbestos into your air supply, which is certainly not healthy. If you’re concerned about asbestos in your older home, you should have an air quality test performed and then call an asbestos remediation service immediately. You should never attempt to inspect or remove asbestos by yourself.
Mold or Mildew
Mold and mildew often make their homes in moist, warm environments and then sneak into the air through heating and cooling services. This is one of the main reasons that it’s so important to clean and switch out your air filters every month or so. Air conditioners are constantly running and use approximately 5% of all the energy in the U.S., so it’s important to make sure yours is functioning in a clean manner.
Having the air quality of a space tested is a great way to see if your equipment is outdated, as well as a method of keeping your home or office safe.