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Indoor Air Quality Testing Services

We all want our families to breathe the cleanest, healthiest air possible while at home. Unfortunately, many homeowners have serious concerns about indoor air quality (IAQ). If someone in your family suffers from a respiratory problem like asthma or struggles with allergies, ensuring that they are breathing the cleanest air possible is particularly important. Choosing indoor air quality services offered by a professional HVAC contractor is a great way to ensure that the air in your home is free of nasty pollutants.

Are You Breathing Unhealthy Air at Home?

Poor indoor air quality can do more than just cause unpleasant odors in your home. It can also aggravate existing respiratory illnesses and trigger allergy attacks. One of the easiest-to-recognize signs of poor IAQ is the feeling that you're breathing recirculated airplane air while in your home. You should also be on the lookout for these signs, which indicate that your home suffers from poor IAQ:

  • Family members who suffer from COPD, allergies or asthma have an increased number of respiratory attacks while at home.
  • You sneeze or cough inside even though you are not ill.
  • You notice a moldy or musty smell in some or all areas of your home.
  • You smell outdoor pollutants such as car exhaust and cigarette smoke even when your doors and windows are closed.

Indoor Air Quality Services

Thankfully, you have many options when it comes to addressing your IAQ concerns. You can work with a qualified HVAC technician to assess the quality of the air inside your home and to find solutions to boost IAQ. Keep track of any signs of poor IAQ that you notice so that you can provide your technician with detailed information about the problem.

Comprehensive Air Quality Testing

The first step to improving IAQ is to conduct air quality testing. During IAQ testing, your technician will measure the levels of different pollutants in the air. If possible, your technician will also attempt to identify the source of common pollutants. The air will be tested for all of the following:

  • Pollen, dander and dust.
  • Particle pollutants such as smog, car exhaust and cigarette smoke.
  • Chemical pollutants found in carpets, draperies, upholstery and household cleaning products.
  • Mold and mildew.
  • Carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases.

Air Quality Improvement Options

You shouldn't feel hopeless if the results of your air quality testing aren't as good as you were expecting. There are many steps you can take to improve IAQ in your home. Remove any plants, cleaning products or household items that are polluting the air. If you put them outside, avoid placing them near your windows. You should have mold colonies cleaned by a professional technician and should consider using a dehumidifier.

After you've cleaned out obvious pollutants, consider using an air purification system. These systems are designed to remove pollutants from the air and to provide clean air that can be circulated throughout your home. Air purifiers can be used as a stand-alone solution or can be integrated with your home's central heating and cooling system.

Working with A Licensed HVAC Dealer

It's important that you can breathe deeply in your own home. At Texas Air Comfort, we're proud to serve both residential and commercial customers from the Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo and Austin areas. We can conduct IAQ testing in your home and can help you understand your air purifier options. Remember that working with a licensed HVAC dealer is the only way to ensure that you will find the best air quality improvement solutions for your home.