Most homes have lower indoor air quality than that of the outdoors. There are devices and services available that give you a way to monitor your home’s indoor air quality.
Air Quality Monitor
Air quality monitors detect and track the quality of your indoor air. They can often detect contaminants as small as PM2.5. This means they can detect tiny dust particles and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). They can also track temperature and humidity. These devices usually cost between $150 and $250.
Use an Air Purifier
You can use air purifiers to improve your home’s indoor air quality. These are especially useful for homes that have asthma or allergy sufferers. Portable air purifiers will glow red when the air is dirty and green when the air is clean.
While you can buy mold detection kits, you shouldn’t purchase them as they’re not helpful. They detect mold in the air, but virtually all air has mold spores. You should instead use your eyes and nose if you think your home has a mold problem. If you suspect you have a mold problem and cleaning doesn’t remove it, hire a professional to do a mold test.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
You should have a carbon monoxide detector on every floor of your home. These detectors sound an alarm when they detect carbon monoxide. If yours sound an alarm, get everyone out of the house, and call your utility’s emergency number.
You can test for radon with a detector kit. You leave the detector in your home for a while and then send it to a lab for analysis.
J.J. Agnello Heating & Air Conditioning Inc of Erie, PA, helps customers improve their indoor air quality. Our services include air quality inspection, duct cleaning, air purification, humidifiers, and more. We also offer services for furnaces, heat pumps, boilers, air conditioners, and mini-split systems. Please call today to find out more or to schedule an appointment.