If you’re worried that your home is filled with harmful airborne pollutants, the first step is to perform an air quality test. We’ll give you some tips on how to gauge your home’s air quality.
To test the air quality in your home, try the following:
Let’s look at each of these suggestions in more detail below.
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The fact that you’re reading this blog probably means you already suspect your home’s air quality is suffering. Maybe you or someone in your family is experiencing allergies or more frequent sickness, or maybe the air just feels stuffy.
The first thing you’ll want to do is look for obvious signs of pollution. These signs include:
Of course, these are only the obvious signs of air pollution. Some pollutants (like chemical contaminants) don’t leave visible signs, only symptoms of sickness. To find these types of pollutants, proceed to Tip #2.
If you want to see which pollutants are in your home’s air, you can invest in an air quality monitoring system.
Air quality monitors range from $100 to $250, and you can usually buy them online or in home improvement stores.
Most air quality monitors will measure common pollutants such as:
That said, these monitoring devices will only tell you what pollutants are in your home’s air, not where they are coming from or how to eliminate them.
While an air quality monitoring system will give you a good starting point to know which pollutants are in your home, if you want the most accurate results, you’ll want to hire a professional.
An air quality expert has more advanced tools and knowledge to pinpoint exactly which pollutants are ruining your home’s air. They can also tell you where the pollutants are coming from, and how to get rid of them.
Depending on the type of pollutants you have (and their severity), an air quality expert may recommend installing a:
These air quality products will help reduce pollutants and allergens to make your home’s air healthier and cleaner.
Whether you need air quality testing or want to install air quality equipment, we can help. We offer honest, upfront pricing and 100% satisfaction on all of our services.