With the amount of time we spend every day breathing the air in our homes, the quality of that air matters more than you might think. Here are a few reasons you should consider an indoor air quality (IAQ) inspection for your Las Vegas home.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Numerous household items emit these toxic chemicals, which can linger in the air for years. For example, formaldehyde, a particularly dangerous VOC, can be emitted by certain types of wood or fabric; it’s also found in cigarette smoke and can be released as a byproduct of combustion. While air quality testing can’t reveal every dangerous chemical, it can identify particularly dangerous VOCs before they can pose a risk to your family’s health.
Certain types of bacteria thrive in warm, humid air, and while our area certainly isn’t known for outdoor humidity, it’s still possible for indoor air to get humid enough for these contaminants to grow. Biological contaminants can cause many respiratory problems, as well as eye and skin irritation. The longer the contaminants linger, the worse those problems will get.
Asthma, Allergies and Health Issues
If any member of your family has asthma, seasonal allergies or another respiratory illness, IAQ testing can reveal contaminants that may make their symptoms worse. That said, you don’t have to have asthma to be concerned about indoor air quality. Every member of your family, including pets, can be affected by poor air quality. It has been linked to everything from headaches to insomnia.
While you may not think about the quality of air in your home on a daily basis, the reality is that air quality can have a major impact on your overall quality of life. That’s why you need to strongly consider having your indoor air tested. For more information or to schedule a test, check out our indoor air quality products and services online or call Aloha Air Conditioning today.