Take a deep breath. Did you just inhale harmful pollutants? The truth is, you won’t know unless you test the indoor air quality of your home. We can’t see air, or many of the toxins that circulate in the air. That’s why indoor air quality testing is so important. Because you deserve to breathe clean air at home, and keep your family safe!

As HVAC experts, along with installation and maintenance of your furnace and AC, we make indoor air quality a priority. If you are like most other people, according to the EPA, you spend roughly 90% of your time indoors, and studies show Indoor air pollutants can be 2 to 5 times higher than outdoors! 

These indoor air pollutants can contribute to, or even cause a number of health conditions. The World Health Organization reports many of these health issues are quite serious. They include: Pneumonia, stroke, heart disease, COPD, and cancer. You may also experience allergies, coughing, insomnia, and asthma-like symptoms from indoor air pollution. So what can you do about indoor air pollutants? Test for them and remedy the problem. 

Identify Toxins to Combat Indoor Air Pollution

What you don’t see, can harm you. Fortunately, you’re learning about home air quality testing, and can identify the problem. The EPA lists the following as indoor air pollutants.

  • Carbon monoxide – a lethal colorless, odorless gas
  • Volatile organic compounds  (VOC’s) – chemicals in certain paints, cleaning products, aerosol sprays, and gasoline 
  • Radon – a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas  
  • Black mold – more likely to be found in warm, damp locations
  • Pesticides – such as insecticides, disinfectants, and stored pesticide containers
  • Lead – found in some paints, water pipes, toys, and household dust
  • Asbestos – found in some floor and ceiling tiles, roof shingles and insulation of older homes
  • Ozone – found in some air cleaners  
  • Second hand tobacco smoke 

Test Indoor Air Quality

At Jack Kiefer Heating & Air, our services include testing indoor air quality. Our certified HVAC specialists will look at your ventilation, and air intake sources. By doing so we can troubleshoot any heating, ventilation, or air conditioning issues that may be causing poor indoor air quality. In the process we also identify indoor air pollutants.

Once we identify any issues with the air quality in your home, we can offer options to alleviate, or eliminate the indoor air pollutants. This could be an air humidifier, air purifier, HEPA filters, or UV lights.

breathing healthy air in your home

Unexpected Benefits of Indoor Air Quality

You want peace of mind, knowing the air you and your family breathe is healthy. That’s the first, and most obvious benefit of testing for indoor air quality. But, there are other benefits you may not have considered. For instance, did you know that a reduction of indoor air pollutants will help optimize your HVAC system? In doing so, you may end up reducing your energy bill! Plus, the environment will be more comfortable. You should end up with a proper humidity level in your home, and fewer odors.

Book an Appointment for Indoor Air Quality Testing

When you book an appointment for indoor air quality testing with us, we will walk you through the process in advance, so you know exactly what to expect. The consultation is complimentary, because we feel indoor air quality in your home is that important.

At Jack Kiefer Heating & Air, integrity guides our work. Our mission and values are driven by honesty, and expertise. We are licensed and insured, friendly and considerate, respond quickly, and offer fair pricing. We even make HVAC financing available, so you can afford a furnace, air conditioner, or testing for indoor air quality, and suitable remedies. Give us a call at (920) 637-4189 or drop us an email.     

We are proud to be your HVAC experts in the Fox Cities, and look forward to meeting you!