Your home’s indoor air quality is affected by what you do, what’s in your home, and where you live. When you notice musty odors, more frequent respiratory issues, or an increase in dust in your Plano, TX home, a professional indoor air quality evaluation provides you with information that you can use to take action to improve your home’s air quality.
Consider Your Type of Residence
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, poor indoor air quality affects apartments, single-family homes, and multi-family homes. If you live in an apartment, the shared walls, floor, and ceiling can allow some of the pollutants generated by your neighbors to reach your living space. This is also true if you live in a multi-family detached home. You can control your activities and what comes into your living space more easily than you can control what others do in adjoining residences.
Think About Your Health
If you or anyone in your household has a chronic condition, is pregnant, or is elderly, poor indoor air quality will have a bigger impact on your health. If you have noticed an increase in sneezing, coughing, congestion, or other breathing issues, but they only occur while you’re in your home, this is another good reason to have your home’s air quality tested.
Review What’s in Your Home and What You Do in It
Many hobbies generate fumes or particles that impact indoor air quality. Homes that contain a lot of new plastic products, including carpeting, furnishings, or toys, may also have poor air quality. Certain plastics can sometimes release volatile organic compounds that negatively impact the air you breathe. An indoor air quality evaluation provides you with details about the chemicals in your home’s air so that you can avoid bringing more products that release those contaminants.
For more information about indoor air quality, take a look at All Service Heating & Air’s indoor air quality evaluation services or reach out to schedule an appointment with our qualified service technicians today.