How IAQ Affects Your Home Environment
As a professional HVAC service repair and installation company, we know that your first priority is to have a home environment that keeps your home warm in the winter months and cool during the hottest days of summer. Yet most homeowners overlook the quality of air in their home. This is more than about breathing clean air, but it can also affect your budget in a number of ways.
Indoor air quality or IAQ, is a way to measure the quality of your indoor air that directly affects both your health and the cost of keeping your home at an ideal temperature throughout the year. You will likely save money on repair costs if you have an IAQ assessment done on an annual basis.
What An IAQ Assessment Does
We will send a service technician to your home to conduct an IAQ. There are several things we will measure during the test, followed by a list of recommendations on how you can improve your air quality and potentially reduce your home heating and cooling costs.
- measure your indoor humidity levels
- check for airborne mold levels
- exterior inspection of your home
- interviewing the people in your home to find out if there are any complaints about the air quality
Once the problems have been identified, the next step is for the service technician to make recommendations on how to solve the problems.
They may do this immediately or consult with other members of our service team to make a recommendation on the best solution for the customer.
Some potential solutions are:
- adding a humidifier/dehumidifier to the home
- adding additional air filters to scrub the air clean of smaller particles circulating throughout your home
- recommending sealing leaks from windows and doors that lower the indoor air quality
Part of the Entire Solution
It is important to know that an IAQ assessment is only part of a complete and correct evaluation of your home environment. Your HVAC system needs to be checked and other factors, such as duct placement throughout your home will also impact the comfort level of your home environment. But it is also a mistake to ignore the importance of indoor air quality.
Call us today to schedule an appointment and have one of our NATE certified service professionals visit your home to assess the quality of your indoor air today. We will come to your home and answer all your questions about your existing HVAC system and how we can help lower your monthly energy bills by taking some simple steps. The best way to save money and have a comfortable home environment is to think long term and make the adjustments you need along the way.