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Indoor Air Quality

Your home is your haven. This is where you and your family spend a majority of time, living, eating, and sleeping. If there are contaminants in the cooling or heating system that go unchecked, they can affect your indoor air quality and might start to have a noticeable effect on your safety and overall wellness.

Indoor Air Quality Assessment

“Indoor air quality” refers to the quality of the air in a home, school, office, or other building environments. The potential impact of indoor air quality on human health nationally can be noteworthy for several reasons:

  • Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.
  • People who are often most susceptible to the adverse effects of pollution (e.g., the very young, older adults, people with the cardiovascular or respiratory disease) tend to spend even more time indoors.
  • Indoor concentrations of some pollutants have increased in recent decades due to such factors as energy-efficient building construction (when it lacks sufficient mechanical ventilation to ensure adequate air exchange) and increased use of synthetic building materials, furnishings, personal care products, pesticides, and household cleaners.

So how do you know if your air is healthy?  Let G+S technicians take an air sample from your home using specialized equipment that monitors six air quality conditions:

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Particulates (dust, pollen, pet dander, etc.)
  • Chemicals (volatile organic compounds, cigarette smoke, off-gassing of furniture, fumes from cleaning solvents, paint fumes, etc.)
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Carbon Monoxide

If there’s not a noticeable problem, you might assume that your home’s air quality meets normal standards. G+S technicians have been trained to see the signs of poor air quality and know the negative impact it can have on a building’s occupants.

Breathe Clean Air

The worst enemies are the ones you can’t see. Mold and dust are hard to detect but can still be spotted if you know what you’re looking for. Carbon monoxide is a threat to indoor air quality that is even more dangerous. Odorless and invisible, carbon monoxide is a serious contaminant. Don’t risk your health when it comes to your home’s air quality. For more information, contact us online or call us today at 704-933-2256.

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