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Why Your Home Needs an Air Quality Test

by | Dec 20, 2017

Let Gross Heating show you why your home needs an air quality test
While you may love opening up your house and airing it out occasionally, windows are usually closed to keep your home comfortable, quiet, and safe. This limits ventilation and leads to indoor air that can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air, as dust, allergens, and other particles recirculate and accumulate.

The AirAdvice for Homes™ air quality test from an expert like Gross Heating & Air Conditioning finds the indoor air quality (IAQ) in most homes is bad enough to cause health and respiratory problems, as well as strange odors. Think this doesn’t apply to you? Consider all the common things below that can affect air quality—then call for a test and information on products for cleaner, healthier air:

  1. Combustion emissions—soot and carbon monoxide from tobacco products, fireplaces, gas- or oil-fueled appliances, cooking, and even candles
  2. Chemical fumes—household cleaners, cosmetics, fragrances, and aerosols
  3. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)—off-gassing from new carpeting, paint, household solvents, and adhesives
  4. Microbes—including pollen, mold spores, fungi, viruses, and bacteria
  5. Suspended particles—fine dust, pet dander, and other airborne, microscopic pollutants
  6. High or low humidity
  7. Radon—a dangerous gas that is common in our area and can seep into your home through the ground.

January is Radon Awareness Month, so look for more on this topic in next month’s eblast from Gross, as well as our Gross Knows blog.

Why You Need an Air Cleaner

All of the factors above can affect your health and comfort, and they can be found in any home, no matter how much you clean. Some you can control—like choosing not to smoke—but most are simply part of everyday life. Fortunately, there are a number of products that can work to silently clean and improve the air quality in your home.

Ask an HVAC expert like Gross about HEPA filters, air cleaners and purifiers, UV lights, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers to help you and your family breathe easier. Many, like the Carrier® Infinity® Air Purifier or the Performance™ Steam Humidifier work with your heating and cooling system to deliver clean, comfortable air to every room in your house.

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