Why You Should Consider Getting an Air Quality Test
Day-to-day, you probably never think about the air that you're breathing in until you catch a hint of a smell that is not pleasing. In some cases, you may not have spent much time thinking about it, but it may be worth exploring because it could be the indoor air quality of your home.
Once you have experienced the different air qualities, you may start being more concerned about making sure that yours is the best you can get. Here are just a few reasons why you need to schedule an air quality test!
Lower Monthly Bills
One of the first reasons is that it can bring to light any issues with your HVAC system. You may have blocked air vents which can lower the energy efficiency and increase your monthly bills.
Another concern is with a radioactive gas called radon. The gas is produced when the uranium in nearby soils begins to decay. It can move up through the ground and into your home through holes or cracks in the foundation, and once it's inside, it can begin to build up in your home.
Side effects from exposure to this could be hoarseness, wheezing, or shortness of breath, so this is just another reason to have your air quality checked.
Carbon monoxide is another concern, and this can come from various sources like:
- Furnace systems or chimneys with leaks
- Wood burning fireplaces
- Gas ranges
- Gas fueled appliances
- Cigarette or pipe smoke
Carbon monoxide is dangerous because it can cause your organs to be starved of oxygen, and you may experience dizziness, headaches, or nausea as the body begins to shut down.
Mold and Mildew
Having an A/C installation doesn't mean that your air quality is well maintained. Debris and dirt can create issues like spores and mold that can negatively affect your health.
The last thing an air quality test will help determine is if there are large amounts of dander or dust in the air alongside the mold or mildew. Allergies or asthma symptoms can be evidence that there are underlying issues in your home that need to be addressed around the air quality.
Choose Smart A/C Services for Exceptional HVAC Care
Ensuring you have the highest quality air in your home is essential, and you want to work with a locally trusted company to know the job is done right. Smart A/C Services has been in business since 2007, specializing in not only commercial HVAC but also heating services in the Texas area.
Your air quality and home comfort are our priority, so contact us or give us a call at 832-439-0758 today.