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Indoor Air Quality 101

September 28, 2023 | Blog

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is one of the most crucial, but overlooked, aspects of having a healthy home. IAQ refers to the cleanliness and healthiness of the air we breathe. Poor air quality can lead to a range of health problems, including allergies, respiratory issues and even more severe conditions. In this blog, we’ll explore the signs indicating poor air quality, ways to prevent it and practical steps to improve and maintain a healthier living environment.

We’re Hueytown’s best in indoor air quality testing and air purification services. Here at Brown Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we’ve put together a list of signs your air quality is not in the best condition. Our team is here to help homeowners learn how to check their IAQ and prevent poor air quality in their homes.

Signs Of Unclean Air

Studies have shown that indoor air can be up to five times as polluted as outdoor air. This may be hard to believe, but there are a lot of factors that contribute to poor IAQ. Here are a few things that lower your indoor air quality:

  • Mildew
  • Mold
  • Pet dander
  • Second-hand smoke
  • Dust
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Carbon monoxide

Eliminating the source of these pollutants can increase your IAQ. Maintaining your HVAC system is one of the easiest ways to prevent airborne contaminates in your space.

Ways To Prevent Poor Indoor Air Quality

If your household struggles with indoor allergy symptoms and other health issues, improving your IAQ should be a priority. Here are a few additional steps you can take to maintain good air quality for you and your family.

  • Avoid smoking inside
  • Change your air filters often
  • Reduce carpeting in exchange for hardwood, tile or linoleum
  • Dust often
  • Schedule seasonal HVAC maintenance

Taking steps to make your indoor air healthier can go a long way toward living comfortably in your home year-round. Reach out to our team to schedule your system tune-up or IAQ test! Some other steps you can take are:

Indoor Air Quality Monitor

Investing in an IAQ monitor is one of the best ways to check if your air is in good condition. The best devices are designed to take comprehensive measurements of the temperature and humidity in your home. It can also show you the volatile organic compounds, levels of particulate matter and the air quality index in your area.

By testing the air in your space, you can work with professionals to work out a plan to improve your indoor air quality. Get in contact with the HVAC experts with Brown today to learn more!

Check Carbon Monoxide And Radon Levels

Carbon monoxide and radon are two of the most dangerous gases that threaten your household’s health and safety. There are a few monitors on the market to help detect carbon monoxide and radon levels in your home. If you’re interested in investing in a carbon monoxide or radon detector, reach out to our team for professional installation.

Invest In An Air Purifier

Air purifiers can help alleviate some of your indoor air problems. They are especially great for households with members who suffer from asthma and allergies. Purifiers are used in addition to your HVAC system’s air filters to further capture airborne particulates.

Turn To Brown Heating, Cooling & Plumbing For Indoor Air Quality Testing

We recommend getting your air quality tested any time you’re doubting the quality of your indoor air. Don’t suffer in your own home any longer!

Brown Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is the best air purification service company in Hueytown. From IAQ testing and filtration system options to seasonal HVAC tune-ups and more — our team can do it all. When you’re ready to receive long-lasting IAQ solutions and top-quality customer service, look no further. Reach out to us today to get started!

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