Did you know that the air you're breathing indoors could be more polluted than the air outside and could be aggravating allergy and asthma symptoms, causing respiratory infections, or possibly making you feel generally sick all the time?
Indoor air pollution can have a major effect on your family’s health, comfort, and safety. If you or a family member suffer from allergies or asthma, or if you have children or elderly persons living in the home, indoor air pollution and its health implications are of even greater concern to you.
Even healthy adults can experience symptoms after a short exposure to indoor air pollutants. Common symptoms include headaches, nausea, sore or scratchy throat; nasal and skin irritation; dry, red, or watering eyes; coughing, and fatigue. Air pollution in a home can even be two to five times greater than pollution levels outside. Some common indoor air pollutants include carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, molds, particulates, asthma triggers, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Most of us spend most our time indoors, which puts us in constant contact with indoor air pollutants and at greater risk for health problems. Maybe you feel sick when you spend time at home, but feel much better while you're outside or at work. Is your home uncomfortable all the time? Is it hot, sticky, stale air in your home? Does anyone in your home suffer from allergies or asthma?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, Illiana Heating and our Air Advice Monitor can help. We will analyze the air inside your home to find out just what is going on in the air you breathe every day.
What We Test For (from http://www.airadviceforhomes.com/indoor-air-quality-testing.html)
Our simple indoor air quality test monitors pollutants and tracks humidity and temperature so we can determine the conditions that may be lowering your home’s IAQ and affecting your comfort. At the end of the monitoring period, we will generate a report and recommend how to take action to clear the air and improve the comfort of your home.
The Air Advice for Homes, Inc. air quality test is a comprehensive diagnostic system that provides HVAC contractors (and the homeowner) with simple, automated assessments of a home's air quality and energy efficiency. Our indoor quality test identifies problems having to do with:
- Carbon monoxide (CO)
- Carbon dioxide (CO2)
- Particulates (dust)
- Volatile organic compounds (chemicals and odors)
Although you might not be aware, the air in your home can contain harmful pollutants from common household products and building materials that might be making you sick or making your asthma or health conditions worse.
Products that we commonly use to clean and freshen our air can contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Over time, building materials, new furniture and carpeting, can release harmful chemicals, like formaldehyde, into the air we breathe. Sometimes, the gas given off by these VOCs is released for years. When it comes to contamination, it doesn't matter if the home you are living in is new or old, when there is lack of ventilation and a buildup of pollutants, illness, breathing trouble, and even death, could be the result.
You don't have to suffer from the effects of bad indoor air quality. Contact an Air Advice for Homes, Inc. professional in your area today to schedule a home air quality test to find and eliminate the sources of indoor air pollution in your home.
A Few of the Reasons to Have Your Home's Air Tested
The home is full of allergens like dust, mold, and pet dander. An indoor air quality test is the start to relieving allergy symptoms. An indoor air quality test can get rid of pollutants and improve allergy symptoms
Indoor air pollution can make life miserable for people dealing with asthma. Make sure your family is breathing clean air! Indoor air pollution and asthma don't mix!
More kids miss school because of asthma than any other chronic ailment. Find out if the air in your home is making your family sick. Don't let your children suffer from the damaging effects of indoor air pollution
The Environmental Protection Agency has identified indoor air pollution as one of the top five urgent environmental risks to public health. According to the EPA, indoor air quality is a greater health hazard than outdoor air pollution. Having your indoor air tested is the only way to identify all of the sources that could be contributing to unhealthy air in your home.