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Why You Should Test Your Home’s Air Quality

Each year, when you schedule your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance visit, request an air quality test, too. This simple battery of tests can spot dangerous problems that can cause health issues. 

What Contributes to Poor Indoor Air Quality?

During the year, household pollutants can infiltrate your home’s HVAC system. Dirt and debris can build up in ducts and ventilation shafts. Old air filters can exacerbate the issue by not filtering out particulates from outside air.

These annual tests catch other air quality threats, such as carbon monoxide and radon, too. Construction debris, such as sawdust and other construction dust, can adversely affect air quality, as can mold, mildew, and allergens.

Signs of Poor Air Quality in Your Home

Sometimes, the clearest indicator of poor air quality comes from an increased number of allergy attacks or respiratory issues when at home. If you or a family member feel better when at work or school, then become symptomatic at home, have the air quality tested.

A bad or strange smell can also indicate air quality problems. Musty odors or a mildew-like scent indicate a problem with the home’s air.

Poor ventilation can also serve as an indicator of poor indoor air quality. If a repair person who visited your home suggested increasing attic or basement ventilation, test the air quality, too.

When you purchase an older home, have your HVAC service provider test it for general air quality and radon. Older homes used materials that emit pollutants, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), or may have used asbestos-containing materials.

Call Brand Heating & Air Conditioning to Schedule Testing

Call Brand Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule an air quality test for your home in Lafayette, Kokomo, Crawfordsville home. We serve the surrounding communities, too. If you just purchased a home, we can run the gamut of tests to check the air quality for you; otherwise, we’ll test it for likely pollutants based on the indicators you mention, such as a musty odor. We’ve served Indiana with reliable HVAC service since 1992; let us help you make your home safer and its air quality healthier.

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