FAQs About Air Quality Testing

Poor indoor air quality can have a detrimental effect on your physical wellbeing, especially for those who suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues. If you’re interested in how air quality testing could benefit your health and comfort, check out the answers to these frequently asked questions.

FAQs About Air Quality Testing

  • What creates poor indoor air quality? The healthiness of the air within your home is influenced by factors like the amount of ventilation, circulation, and humidity it experiences, as well as variables like temperature. This indoor environment can be impacted by chemicals — for example, formaldehyde and carbon monoxide, which can come from cleaning products, paints, and even furniture. Moreover, pollutants like mold, bacteria, and dust also negatively impact indoor air quality.
  • When should I schedule air quality testing? Some signs of poor air quality are perceivable using the senses, like visible signs of water damage on walls, ceilings, and floors or unusual odors from gas, chemicals, or mold. Another sign that you may be living with poor air quality is if you suffer from recurring symptoms like wheezing, headaches, congestion, and coughing — especially if these ailments seem to be exacerbated in certain areas of your home.
  • Why should I get professional air quality testing? An expert assessment of your indoor air quality will use samples of your home and professional equipment to determine the sources of and best solutions for your air quality issues.

If you’d like to learn more about your home’s air condition and you’re interested in scheduling an appointment for air quality testing, call us at J Newton Cohen!