Your home is meant to be a relaxing, safe and comfortable place for you and your family. Unfortunately, poor indoor air quality will affect your health and create an unsafe environment. Thankfully, proper detection, testing and removal will improve your indoor air quality and keep your home safe.
Dangerous and invisible gases such as carbon monoxide and radon could be poisoning your family and lowering your home’s indoor air quality. Both carbon monoxide and radon cause serious health complications and in extreme cases lead to death. Radon and carbon monoxide detectors will help keep you safe from these silent killers by alerting you of their presence.
Finding out exactly what is in your home’s air will require the help of a trained technician, who will test your home’s air for a wide array of contaminants, including mold and chemicals. The indoor air expert will provide you with ways you can improve the indoor air quality.
The best way to protect your home and remove particles and contaminants in the air is with an air purifier. Air purifiers cycle your air through a filter to remove airborne contaminants. However, air purifiers do not get rid of dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide and radon.
After you have detected, tested and removed the contaminants from your home, take the necessary steps to prevent them from re-entering the air.
- Keep the amount of open flames in your home to a minimum. For example, smoke outside and only use flameless candles. Open flames create soot which lowers your air quality.
- Reduce your use of chemical contaminants. Items such as cleaning products, perfumes and pesticides add harsh fumes and particles to the air. Instead, choose more natural products and unscented personal items.
For more indoor air quality advice, contact the experts at Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing. We have provided HVAC and plumbing services to Grand Traverse County and surrounding areas for over 30 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about indoor air quality and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.