3 Reasons To Get Your Home's Air Tested

Are you or someone in your home suffering from a constant runny nose, watery eyes, or even a scratchy throat? You may chalk those symptoms up to allergies, but they could actually be the result of something else—pollutants in your air system. 

Heating and air conditioning are necessary components of any home as they provide comfort and stable temperatures. However, your HVAC system also offers plenty of opportunities for pollutants to enter your home and stay there, which can impact your comfort and even your health. You can identify these pollutants and particles with an indoor air test. You can then use the test results to make changes to your system to reduce the pollutants and improve your air quality. Below are a few ways in which you could benefit from air testing:

Improved health.

Polluted air can lead to difficult health symptoms like headaches, fatigue, and nausea. It can also aggravate existing health conditions like asthma. Over a long period of time, consistent exposure to polluted air can lead to serious conditions like respiratory issues and even cancer.

Air testing can identify which pollutants are in your air and even where they are coming from. For example, if pollutants have accumulated in one duct, it's possible that the exposure could be higher in one room than in other areas of the house. With that knowledge, you can take action to improve your air quality.

Improved efficiency and reduced cost.

Often air quality tests show that pollutants are coming in through a defective component in the air system. For example, you may have dirty filters or there could be small gaps in the ductwork. It's also possible that pollutants are entering the home through unsealed windows or doors. Addressing these issues will not only improve your air quality, but it will also make your heating and air system more efficient. That means lower energy usage and possibly a lower utility bill.

Elimination of odors.

Is there a foul odor in your home that you just can't identify? Maybe it's only present in one room or section of the house? It's possible that the source could be in your air ducts, vents, or other areas of your air system. Your air system recirculates air throughout your home. It's possible that pollutants can gather inside your ducts or vents. Those pollutants could come from pets, mold, and a wide range of other sources. An air test can identify pollutants that may be causing a foul odor so you can take steps to remove them.

Contact a service provider to learn more about air testing