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Signs It's Time For An Air Quality Test

February 22, 2022 | Blog

Did you know that your indoor air quality, or IAQ, can be two to five times worse than outdoor air quality? Pollutants, pet hair and indoor smoke can make your indoor air a disaster and leave you with mysterious health problems.

At Tim’s Southern Air, we want your home to be your comfort place, and we know that starts with testing the quality of your indoor air.

We’ve created this guide with the most commonly asked questions about indoor air quality and testing. Read below to learn more!

What Is Air Quality Testing?

Indoor air quality testing is an examination done by a professional that helps you get to the bottom of your indoor air issues. A licensed technician will test your air for multiple pollutants and determine if your air is safe or problematic.

Some common contaminants found through air quality testing are:

  • Gases
  • Bacteria
  • Dust mites
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Wood smoke
  • Pollen
  • Fungi

What Are Some Signs I Need An Air Quality Test?

Signs that your home needs an air quality test could be obvious or subtle. Generally, if you notice sudden changes in your health or the health of a loved one in your home, it’s time for a test. These changes can include:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Rashes
  • Morning headaches
  • Chills or fever

Some other signs you may need air quality testing are noticeable mold growth in your home, visible spots on your walls and allergy symptoms.

What Are The Benefits of IAQ Testing?

You deserve the best air quality in your Lafayette home, and an IAQ test will help you get there! IAQ testing is beneficial for many reasons, including:

  • A cleaner smelling home
  • Improved health
  • Lower energy bills
  • Peace of mind

How Often Should I Test My Indoor Air Quality?

So now you know air quality testing is important, but how often should you get it done to maintain good air quality?

Air quality should be tested at least once a year as a baseline and more often if you are experiencing unexplained health problems or if you suspect your air quality has degraded.

What Can I do Throughout The Year To Improve My Air Quality?

Between scheduled air quality tests, there are a few ways you can maintain your air quality.

Make sure to never smoke indoors and consider buying an air purification or filtration system for your home. Check your air filters regularly and change them when it’s time. Remember that you may have to change your filters more often if you have pets or a family member with allergies.

If you have any questions throughout the year regarding your home’s IAQ, remember that Tim’s Southern Air is here to help. We’re just a call away!

Call Tim’s Southern Air For All Your IAQ Solutions!

Tim’s Southern Air has proudly served Lafayette and the surrounding area for years, and we are passionate about making sure your air is safe for you and your family. When you schedule an indoor air quality test with us, we will go over the results with you and advise you about your next steps.

Give us a call today to schedule!

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