As Denver, NC homes become more energy-efficient, indoor air quality can take a dramatic downturn. When homes are sealed tight, all manner of toxic airborne particles can collect and multiply indoors. An air quality assessment can reveal what’s lurking in your air.
What is Sick Home Syndrome?
Excessively poor indoor air quality can cause “sick home syndrome.” Symptoms of sick home syndrome include nausea, headache, allergic reactions, inability to focus, fatigue, breathing difficulties, sore throat, watery eyes, sinus problems, runny nose, and itchy skin. Symptoms are typically present while you’re at home and disappear when you go out.
An IAQ Assessment Detects Threats You Can’t See
Airborne contaminants like dust, insect droppings, mold, pet hair, and mildew can be seen. Other pollutants are not visible to the eye. Bacteria, viruses, fumes from cleaning agents, mites, dander, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), insecticides, and gasses can all be present. The EPA has declared indoor air to be five times more toxic than outdoor air. The concentration of these contaminants can be much higher than you think.
What Happens During an Air Quality Assessment?
Using sophisticated detection and measuring devices, your HVAC contractor can perform an IAQ assessment. This test will tell you precisely what’s hiding in your air. Once you have identified the offending contaminants, you can take steps to get rid of them.
Choosing the Right Indoor Air Quality Solution
Your contractor can suggest a variety of high-tech products specifically designed to clean up indoor air and solve IAQ problems. UV lights, air cleaners, filtration systems, and whole-house ventilators can remove toxins and restore a sick home to health.
Learn more about improving IAQ by visiting Lakeside Heating & Air Conditioning’s website. You can also call us at (704) 208-4172 to schedule your air quality assessment today.