In most homes, the indoor air is more polluted than the outdoor air. According to the American Lung Association, breathing indoor air pollution can worsen asthma, trigger allergies, and contribute to the development of lung infections and cancer. The only way to know what’s in your home’s air is to schedule professional indoor air quality testing. This testing provides you with many valuable insights and helps you come up with a course of action in New Paris, IN.

Allergen Load

Organic growth, dust, dust mites, and pet dander are common allergens that spread through the air. Professional indoor air quality testing measures the allergen load in your home. With the information you learn from the testing, you could choose to use a higher minimum efficiency reported value (MERV) HVAC or vacuum filter. You could also opt for a UV air cleaner, which inactivates allergens as well as bacteria and viruses that float in droplets in your home’s air.

Concentration of VOCs

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) evaporate quickly and become airborne VOCs come from common household items, such as glue, upholstered furniture, new plastic products, household cleaners, and hobby products. When you breathe VOCs, they irritate your breathing passages. Some VOCs have been linked to serious health conditions, including chemical sensitivity, COPD, and cancer. Professional indoor air quality testing identifies and measures the concentration of VOCs.

Presence of Radon

When naturally occurring uranium in the soil breaks down, one of the new elements it forms is radon. As a gas, radon moves through the soil and gets into homes. When you breathe radon, it damages your DNA. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, explains the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About one out of every 15 American homes has a high radon level, and indoor air quality testing can measure your home’s radon level.

For more details about the insights provided by professional indoor air quality testing, take a look at Rex’s Heating and Cooling professional HVAC services, or contact us today.

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