If you have allergy sufferers in your Portsmouth, VA, home, it may be time to schedule an indoor air quality evaluation. In a home with poor air quality, allergies and asthma can affect your children and their comfort. This guide will explain how an IAQ home evaluation can help you improve your home’s air quality and what to expect with this assessment.

What Good Air Quality Includes

There’s a lot to consider when you want to improve your IAQ. Some ways of assuring the best air quality are through:

  • Adequate ventilation.
  • Control of contaminants.
  • Comfortable humidity levels.

Opening doors and windows as well as implementing HVAC solutions and maintaining present systems can increase ventilation. Humidity levels should be between 30%-50%. You can achieve this by using a combination of a humidifier and dehumidifier.

How Poor Air Quality Can Affect You

Many people work from home these days, and poor air quality can affect productivity as well as comfort and health. Some of the symptoms you might experience include mucous irritation, headache, fatigue, nausea, dryness and allergic reactions. Think about your family’s health and comfort when it comes to air quality.

Have Your Indoor Air Quality Tested

Our service technicians use specific monitoring equipment to determine the quality of your indoor air. Pollutants can intrude from outdoors, so it’s wise to know what the air quality is inside your home or office. Could that cat-loving frequent visitor be bringing in dander, even if no pets are present in your home? We can find out.

When you want to schedule your indoor air quality evaluation, give Baja Heating & Cooling a call. Our experienced NATE-certified service technicians can help you learn about your home’s IAQ levels and can offer suggestions for improvement. Breathing fresh, clean air inside your home is possible after our IAQ monitoring and testing.

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