We take 20,000 breaths a day and spend 90% of our time indoors. Do you know what’s in the air you’re breathing? From asbestos and allergens to metals and mold, air pollutants of every kind can linger in many Lehigh Valley homes and offices, making an indoor air quality test more critical than ever. In this article, we’ve summarized ten reasons why.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) testing is important because it:
Identifies Harmful Pollutants that may Otherwise Go Undetected
Even in the most well-maintained homes and offices, billions of microscopic pollutants are often present. An indoor air quality test will identify any unusual suspects, so they can be treated before they cause damage to your property or health.
Prevents Buildup of 28+ known Contaminants
An indoor air quality test screens for dozens of known contaminants, including mercury, metals, mold, allergens, asbestos, airborne chemicals, and fungi. We’ll stop them in their tracks and ensure that they don’t build up in your home or office.
Read the full list of pollutants that our indoor air quality test detects.
An indoor air quality test that reveals harmful irritants in your home or office can be the first line of defense against many health-related symptoms triggered by poor air quality, including:
• Irritated eyes
• Burning nose and throat
• Worsening symptoms of allergies, respiratory illnesses, heart disease, or cancer
• In rare cases of high concentrations, death (such as carbon monoxides)
Reduces Absence Rates at Work
If poor air quality at work is causing health-related symptoms for you, your colleagues, or employees, an indoor air quality test can lead to cleaner and healthier air at the office.
Saves Money in the Long Run
An indoor air quality test can determine whether dirty ducts are to blame for poor air quality. Besides improving the air quality, cleaned ducts can also extend your HVAC system’s life, and prevent costly repairs.
Lowers Energy Usage and Costs
An indoor air quality test that points to dirty ducts can also help you achieve a properly cleaned and maintained HVAC system, reducing your monthly energy usage and costs.
Protects Your Home Year-Round
An indoor air quality test examines the air in your home to recognize dangerous pollutants, but it doesn’t stop there. We also create a whole-house Clean Air System that purifies the air and supports safe and healthful indoor air quality year-round.
Whether at work or home, an indoor air quality test will set the stage for fresher indoor air with a cleaner smell, reduced odors, and fewer health implications. These factors play a significant role in enhancing comfort and happiness.
Elevates Performance and Productivity
Studies on the effect of indoor air quality on performance and productivity have found that poor indoor air quality can reduce work performance by up to 6-9%. An indoor air quality test can reveal the pollutants to eliminate to restore healthy productivity levels.
Lends Peace of Mind
As we’ve outlined in this list, poor air quality can be detrimental to our health, property, and even finances. An indoor air quality test can uncover the answers you need to improve your indoor environment for a healthier, happier, and more productive work and home life.