How to measure your home’s indoor air quality

Good air quality indoors is essential to your family’s health and comfort. Here’s some insight from New Jersey air conditioning specialists on how to measure and maintain good quality air within your home.

What is meant by ‘indoor air quality’? 

Air pollution can occur anywhere, whether in an industrial environment or inside your apartment or home. These pollutants can irritate the lungs, create unpleasant odors, cause allergic and asthmatic reactions and even cause illness, and if they are originating within your property, they need to be urgently discovered and corrected. Common contaminants in indoor air include mold spores, carbon monoxide, radon, and asbestos.

Over the last few decades, we’ve started building and renovating our homes to seal air in more efficiently to reduce our energy bills and keep our homes properly temperature-controlled though the year. This has decreased ventilation (the flow of air from outdoors through the home) and made it more difficult for indoor pollutants to move out of the home, making indoor air quality checks essential.

Use a VOC sensor to measure indoor air quality 

A VOC sensor measures volatile organic compounds in the air, and will pick up even small traces of mold, ketones, unhealthy gasses and other pollutants. This can be done by a professional company that will then run air samples from various areas in your home through advanced laboratory equipment and diagnose any issues.

Air conditioning installation from HVAC specialists in NJ 

If you suspect that your air conditioning system is not providing you with high quality air, it’s important that you have it professionally addressed. At Crosstown Plumbing Supply, we have a wide range of high-efficiency central air systems, condensers, dehumidifiers and ductless air conditioners that offer exceptional temperature control and air quality while using minimal energy.

For more information on our air conditioning and HVAC solutions, as well as to have any of your cooling system air questions answered, please visit our website at http://crosstownplumbing.com/ or contact us today.