Tests Performed During an Indoor Air Quality Inspection
What Do We Test?
AirZone HVAC Services can make the invisible visible.
Utilizing HomeAdviceTM, a simple test from an independent 3rd party for assessing indoor air quality (IAQ), we provide you with a professional, detailed report that identifies IAQ issues and provides recommendations to improve air quality.
This report is broken down into three easy to understand sections:
1. Health - Indoor air pollution can impact our health both immediately, with symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, and eye, nose, or throat irritation resulting from as little as a single exposure, or over an extended time frame. Respiratory disease, heart disease, and cancer are examples of conditions that may occur or be exacerbated with extended or repeated exposure to polluted indoor air.
AirZone tests for Particle Allergens, Chemical Pollutants, Carbon Dioxide, and Radon to ensure that your health is not being negatively affected by the air you are breathing at home.
2. Comfort - In addition to discomfort associated with temperature, humidity, and “stuffy air” (carbon dioxide) problems, surveys show that consumers link poor indoor air quality with quality of life in general. For example, 48% of asthma sufferers feel that the disease limits their ability to take part in sports and recreation; 25% say it interferes with their social activities. It has been revealed that health related IAQ complaints—such as coughing, sneezing, burning eyes, increased asthma symptoms, etc.—often coincide with complaints about smells, dust build-up, and heating or cooling system problems.
AirZone monitors the interior and exterior temperature and relative humidity over a minimum of three days.
3. Safety - Carbon monoxide levels are a cause for concern when average levels are above 5 ppm (8-hour average). When levels (8-hour average) are above 20 ppm, immediate action should be considered. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas produced by combustion. When people are exposed to relatively low levels (for an 8 hour period or more), it can cause headaches and nausea. At relatively high levels it can cause memory problems and ultimately death.
AirZone tests the carbon monoxide levels in your home. We also recommend a detector be installed for future monitoring, and would be happy to suggest a monitor and placement.
Example page from one of our IAQ reports: