People often think air quality is an outdoor problem. That is a misconception because the air in your home may be more polluted. Testing, monitoring, and improving ventilation, indoor humidity levels, ductwork, and air filtration can help eliminate or reduce unwanted pollutants and particulates. We’ll now discuss why indoor air quality services are a good investment.
There Are Many Sources of Poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Biological pollutants such as mold, bacteria, and viruses; combustion by-products such as carbon monoxide, ozone, and soot; and chemicals, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), can be present. You may not be aware of them. But VOCs can be given off by carpets, household cleaning products, personal care products, gas-fueled appliances, and other everyday items. Tobacco smoke is a particularly volatile indoor air pollutant.
Your Health May Depend on It
An investment in indoor air quality services can be an investment in your health. Cold, flu and other viruses are often more concentrated in polluted indoor air. Pollen, dander, and certain chemicals can contribute to allergies. They can also increase your risk of asthma or worsen your symptoms. Some types of mold release toxins that can make you sick, while many unwanted compounds can increase your risk of respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological diseases.
The Investment Can Put You In a Better Mood
Poor indoor air quality can leave you feeling tired, fatigued, and irritable. It can also affect your memory, concentration, and productivity level. Improving IAQ contributes to your overall well-being; cleaner air can leave you feeling better and more rested (fewer odors and allergy symptoms help too). It can also improve sleep quality and make you more focused and energetic.
It Can Protect Other Investments
Like most homeowners, you’ve probably invested a lot in furniture, artwork, carpeting, and other items. Contaminants in the air can cause these to wear out sooner. Your belongings age more quickly and soon your entire home starts to look old. Improving IAQ can help protect these and avoid the expense of replacing valuable items.
Indoor Air Quality Services Can Protect Your HVAC System
A high concentration of airborne particles can quickly clog up HVAC filters. You’ll have to replace them more often. Otherwise, airflow may be restricted, and your AC or heating system will have to work harder. Reduced efficiency, frequent repairs, and breakdowns can cost you thousands of dollars that could have been saved by improving IAQ. Investing in indoor air quality can also lower your electric bills.
Improving IAQ Is Easier Than You Think
Simple tasks such as running your HVAC system, replacing air filters, opening windows, and sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming surfaces can improve indoor air quality. You can also switch to chemical-free cleaning products. Replacing older appliances with energy-efficient, IAQ-friendly models can also help you breathe easier.
Investing in indoor air quality services begins with professional IAQ testing. A formal evaluation includes tests for carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and mold, among other sources. Your HVAC contractor can then make recommendations, including simple household tasks and installing UV lights, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers.
Contact Over the Moon for Indoor Air Quality Services
We provide a range of indoor air quality services in Brookfield, Oconomowoc, and surrounding areas in Wisconsin. Our technicians are licensed and trained to provide IAQ testing, make recommendations, and install the latest IAQ solutions. We also provide ductwork cleaning and sealing. To get started, call (262) 240-6519 or contact us online.