Here’s how to test your home’s indoor air quality this summer

Many people don’t usually think about their home’s air quality on a daily basis. It’s almost even safe to say that many people think that air quality is only a major concern when they are outdoors, due to constant air quality warnings, news reports, traffic smog, and more. Would you be surprised to know that numerous studies have indicated that indoor air quality in most homes can be just as bad—if not worse—than outside air?

Pair this with how much more time you spend inside versus the time you spend outdoors, and you’ll soon realize just how much indoor air you are breathing. Long story short: you need your home’s indoor air quality tested and we can help.

Do you know what’s in your home’s air? An IAQ test from the professionals at Dufrene’s Heating & Cooling can help you evaluate your air and start making improvements.

Here at Dufrene’s Heating & Cooling, we make indoor air quality testing easy. We offer the quality testing your home needs that will reveal what’s really in your home’s air and also provide you a pathway forward to clean air. Contact us to schedule your IAQ test today!

3 simple steps to follow to keep the air inside of your home safe to breathe

1. Make your first call to Dufrene’s Heating & Cooling

A professional indoor air quality test from our team can make a huge difference when it comes to knowing exactly what is in your home’s air. Once you have this information, you can take proactive steps toward improving it. Our IAQ test is a thorough, professional examination of your indoor air quality.

The most common things typically found in your home’s air are elevated levels of dust, pet dander, and pollen—all allergy-causing irritants. In more serious cases, the tests can come back with evidence of mold or radon, either of which represent a much more critical issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

Your main takeaway: you don’t know what is in your home’s air until you get it tested by a professional.

2. Have a plan ready to go

Now that you have a better understanding of just what is in your home’s air­—and what you are breathing in every single day and night—you can work with our team to begin fixing the problems. Most of the time, additional air filters may be necessary to purify and clean your home’s air. In the other circumstances, the cleanup of the source of foul air­ (such as mold or mildew) may need to be addressed as part of your plan of action as well. After finishing your IAQ test, our staff will meet with you to go over exactly everything you need to know and potential solutions for each issue.

3. Be vigilant when it comes to your indoor air quality

Many allergy issues are unknowingly caused by poor indoor air quality. If you or someone you live with develop allergies that increasingly start to worsen when inside the home, it is probably a good sign that you need to test the air in your home and take proactive measures to improve its quality. Certain plants and the addition of an air purifier can also aid in removing pollen and other allergy-causing toxins from your home’s air.

If you’re ready to make the air in your home better, contact the team at Dufrene’s today to schedule your indoor air quality test!