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The DIY Approach to Testing a Home’s Air Quality

Jun 11 ,2019
Here's how you can test your home's air quality.

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According to the EPA, indoor air pollutants have become a prevalent health concern for homeowners. From household chemicals to airborne allergens and humidity levels, there are countless factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality. The good news is that there are a number of DIY steps that you can take to test your home’s air quality. Once you have tested your home’s air quality, a member of the Northern’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning team can help you choose the right purifying system, cooling system, and heating system to improve indoor air quality.

DIY Steps to Test Indoor Air Quality

There are several steps that you can take to test your home’s indoor air quality. These steps include:

  1. Use an air quality monitor to test for indoor allergens and pollutions.
  2. Check for signs of mold.
  3. Perform an at-home radon test. It is important to note that radon is odorless and can cause numerous health issues if it exists within the home in abnormal levels.
  4. Conduct a self-health test. Are you experiencing symptoms that are commonly associated with poor indoor air quality levels? If you answered yes, then you will want to hire a professional to help improve the quality of your home’s air.

How to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

To improve the quality of your home’s indoor air, start with a few DIY maintenance tips. Double check that you are not blocking air vents. Make sure that the ventilation system has been properly cleaned. Change the HVAC air filter on a monthly basis, especially during periods of high airborne allergens. You can also use leafy green plants to naturally improve the air quality within your home. Finally, in addition to the previous tips, you can contact a trusted air quality expert who will help you purchase the right air purifying system for your home. The HEPA or HyperHEPA filtration system, when coupled with UV lights, will effectively remove the majority of dust, allergens, mold, and bacteria from your home’s air so that you can improve your health and breathe more easily.

Breathe Better by Contacting Northern’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Today

Northern’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to offer a wide variety of services and solutions that will help you improve your home’s indoor air quality. Whether you are experiencing an increase in allergens or have harmful pollutants in your home, our team of professional and certified technicians is standing by to help you breathe easier and remain healthy. We invite you to contact us today to schedule an air quality inspection for your Minneapolis home. Call us at 763-412-1197.

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