Winter will be here before we know it, and that means it’s time to inspect your home’s HVAC system and air quality. Spending more time indoors in colder months makes your home’s air quality a higher priority. Our heating and cooling experts can perform simple tests to measure the air quality of your South Jersey home, so let us help your family breathe easier with an in-home consultation from Heating Specialties today!
Why does air quality matter?
According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, the air inside our homes is more polluted than outside. And with research showing that we spend upward of 90 percent of our time indoors, air quality is more important than ever. Although we appreciate the energy efficiency and cost savings that better insulation has brought to our homes, it also means pollutants and contaminants get trapped inside, making our indoor air quality increasingly worse over time.
How does air quality affect health?
In addition to general air pollution, air quality is impacted by dust, dander, and potential mold circulating throughout your home. Even cleaning can sometimes cause more issues since many household cleaners contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), harmful to breathe in. Does your family regularly suffer from allergies? Have you noticed members getting sick more often, especially when stuck indoors? If so, you should have an air quality test done.
How do I schedule an air quality test?
At Heating Specialties, we can perform an indoor air quality test on your home during an in-home consultation. In addition to testing for common pollutants and viruses/bacteria, we also check your carbon monoxide and radon levels. And when you invite a heating and cooling specialist from Heating Specialties into your home, you’ll know that you can trust them as an expert. Our technicians are professionally licensed, educated, skilled, and have undergone a thorough background check.
What can I do to improve air quality?
There are many solutions to improving the quality of your home’s air. A great start point: Clean more frequently, avoid cleaners and other products that contain VOCs, and change your HVAC filter regularly. However, if your Heating Specialties technician determines that your home needs further help, we offer a variety of technological solutions as well. To effectively decrease airborne contaminants in your home, we recommend a mechanical air-filtration system, increased ventilation, air cleaners and purifiers, UV germicidal lights, or ionization devices.
Reach out to the expert technicians at Heating Specialties, and we’ll design a system that works best for the air quality needs of your family. Call us today at (866) 923-2653 to schedule your air quality test, or contact us online to learn more.