Why Should You Test Your Home’s Air Quality?

Posted - October 31, 2022
Indoor Air Quality

With everything you have on your plate, you may rarely give air quality in your home a second thought. However, think about how much time you spend in your home and how many breaths you and your loved ones take on any given day. Air quality is critical to your overall health; getting it tested at least every five years is very important. So, do you really know what’s in the air you’re breathing inside your home?

Why Professional Testing of Indoor Air Quality is Important

Think about how much time you spend inside your home every day, including sleep time and how many breaths you take resting on the couch watching television. No matter how you look at it, you’re breathing in a large amount of air in your home on a daily basis.

Unfortunately, it’s easy for air quality to dwindle and become a problem on several fronts. Here’s a closer look at why scheduling professional air quality testing is important.

1. Improves Overall Health

An indoor air quality test is essential for revealing harmful irritants or pollutants that can trigger negative health symptoms, including:

  • Allergies
  • Eye irritation
  • Nose and throat issues
  • Dry or irritated skin
  • Respiratory issues
  • Fatigue
  • Escalate pre-existing symptoms
  • Serious issues can come from things like carbon monoxide poisoning

2. Lowers Energy Costs

An indoor air quality test will also look at your air ducts. When air ducts are dirty or air filters haven’t been changed it can lead to higher energy bills. The same is true for poorly maintained HVAC systems, which are also checked during a professional air quality test.

3. Better Home Comfort

Air quality testing sets the landscape for great air quality. When your home has good air quality you reap the benefits, including:

  • Better breathing
  • Fresher-smelling home
  • Fewer lingering odors
  • Fewer health issues
  • Increased overall productivity
  • Better for in-home exercise
  • Fewer pet odors
  • Decreased indoor allergens
  • Increased overall comfort

4. The Professional Evaluation Gives Recommendations

A professional air quality test involves an expert coming into your home to perform a very granular test. This test goes above and beyond most tests. Our experts will look at your air quality in general and your air quality in various parts of your home. They also inspect air ducts and HVAC systems.

Additionally, they will look for anything related to the construction that may negatively affect your quality, providing recommendations on everything they evaluate during a whole home air quality evaluation.

What About At-Home Air Quality Test Kits?

Sure, many at-home test kits to check your air quality will save you a few dollars. However, every home is unique, so there is really no single kit that can adequately test your home’s air quality accurately.

A professional air quality test will look at your home in a specific, scientific way, including examining ducts and your HVAC system. The best thing you can do for exceptional air quality is getting a professional Whole Home Evaluation.

What is a Whole Home Evaluation?

While cleaning your air ducts should be a top priority, a whole home evaluation (also known as a home energy audit) helps all your home’s systems work together for the best home health and efficiency.

A whole home evaluation is a holistic approach to scientifically assessing your home to highlight any weak points and perform comprehensive testing. The evaluation will examine energy use and air quality to maximize your home’s performance.

Choose Advanced Home Comfort for Air Quality Test

At Advanced Home Comfort, our home energy audit goes above and beyond the rest. When you work with our professional air quality evaluators, we take our time to inspect your utility bills, assess your home’s size and features, perform a thermographic inspection, perform airflow testing in your home, and more!

We take great pride in being the area leader in home comfort needs and HVAC repair in Dallas and the surrounding communities. Contact us today for more information if you need a Home Health Evaluation or a professional home energy contractor in Dallas.