How to Test Your Indoor Air Quality

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Time spent at home should be comfortable. Keep your family in their comfort zone all year long by learning how to test your home’s indoor air quality. Poor indoor air quality can put your family at risk, especially if they suffer from asthma or allergies. Luckily, testing your air quality and scheduling regular maintenance with your trusted AC specialists can help you discover new ways to keep your home’s air healthy.

Common Indicators of Poor Air Quality

It’s a best practice to test your home’s air quality regularly to keep your family and friends healthy. However, sometimes your home will exhibit clear signs of poor air quality. A dirty HVAC system can harbor many allergens and other pollutants that irritate your allergies and sinuses. If you begin to notice prolonged congestion, sneezing, and sinus problems, it may be time to test your AC unit or schedule a service visit from your HVAC provider.

Frequent headaches, nausea, shortness of breath, coughing, throat irritation, dizziness, and fatigue are all common signs that your air isn’t as clean as you think. These issues are often caused by dust and various particles that settle into your home’s vents and ducts.

How to Test Your Air Quality

If you don’t already use an indoor air quality monitor, it may be a good time to invest in one. These electronic devices consistently test and report on the pollution in your home. Most standard monitors will test your air for particulate matter, like pollen and dust. They will also monitor for chemical pollutants and humidity.

Advanced monitors may also track temperature, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and formaldehyde levels. AC Designs’ team of air quality specialists can help you test your air quality and find a solution that is right for your home.

Keeping Your Air Clean

There are many ways to keep your air fresh and clean. One of the most basic ways to improve your air quality is to remove airborne pollutants from your air circulation. Our expert staff can get your AC unit fitted for the best air filters, or recommend an air purification system.

An unbalanced level of humidity in your home can negatively affect your comfort and the condition of your household. Humidity can make your home feel stuffy and can lead to wood rot or peeling paint. High humidity levels can also promote the growth of biological pollutants, such as allergens, viruses, and mold. AC Designs can install a whole-house dehumidifier in your Northeast Florida home to remove excess moisture from the air to help you live in a healthier, more comfortable environment.

If you are concerned about the presence of bacteria and other biological pollutants in your home, you may want to consider using UV germicidal lights. Our HVAC specialists can install these UV lights in your home to destroy these pollutants.

Breathe easier this year by taking charge of your home’s indoor air quality. If you think your home’s air quality needs improvement, schedule an appointment with AC Designs. AC Designs’ Indoor Air Quality Specialists in Jacksonville can get your indoor air back on track, so you can do you, comfortably.