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3 Important Reasons for Having an Indoor Air Quality Inspection

Feb 17 ,2014

Reasons for Having an Indoor Air Quality Inspection

Indoor Air Quality InspectionWhen it comes to the health and safety of your family, there’s nothing better than an indoor air quality inspection. The ducts in your home may be distributing several different types of harmful substances that you may not even know about. An inspection can expose those problems so that you can take action. Northern’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning would like to highlight three very crucial reasons why you should have this service performed in your home.

Reason No. 1: Combustion

Combustion is critical to making your home warm and comfortable when the weather is freezing outside. However, it can also create some very serious problems that can be identified through an indoor air quality inspection. Furnaces, fireplaces and stoves are just a few of the sources of dangerous pollutants such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. Carbon monoxide is a potentially deadly pollutant; it can seem that someone is suffering from the flu when, in fact, he or she could be suffering carbon monoxide poisoning.

Reason No. 2: Radon

Like carbon monoxide, radon is an odorless and colorless gas that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon can enter a building through gaps in the foundation and eventually reach unsafe levels in your basement or first story. The only way to make sure you don’t have a problem with this gas is by having an indoor air quality inspection performed.

Reason No. 3: Mold and Mildew

Both mold and mildew thrive in humid, warm conditions, quickly colonizing and causing serious damage. When spores are inhaled, they can lead to several different respiratory problems. They are especially dangerous for those with compromised immune systems.

Fight these and other dangerous pollutants by having an indoor air quality inspection performed by an expert with Northern’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning. Call us at 763-412-1197 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

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