What Is Acceptable Indoor Air Quality?

February 10, 2020

Acceptable Indoor Air QualityYou spend a lot of time inside your home breathing the air that flows through it. The quality of that air is important to your health, so identifying and removing dangerous substances is equally important. Proper ventilation is also of great value in helping you expel dirty air from your home. Here are three pollutants you want to test for right away to ensure your indoor air quality is acceptable.

1. Radon

Because radon is a colorless and odorless radioactive gas, proper detection of it will be necessary. Radon is naturally released by uranium as it breaks down in soil and rock. The gas seeps into homes through cracks and crevices in the foundation and construction materials. Extended exposure can lead to lung cancer and other health problems. Installing a radon detector can help you keep track of possible leaks.

2. Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is another colorless and odorless gas to address. It can debilitate the delivery of oxygen in the body causing headaches, dizziness, and unconsciousness. Keeping fireplaces, gas stoves, and unvented gas space heaters clean and safe to operate is essential to avoid this gas. Indoor tobacco smoking also releases carbon monoxide into the home. Mike Bryant Heating & Cooling can help you assess your indoor air quality in Olathe. We install air cleaners and filtration systems for homeowners.

3. Asbestos

Asbestos isn’t harmful until it becomes airborne. Improper remodeling techniques can release asbestos from materials made with this pollutant. It was widely used in home insulation up until the 1950s. Asbestos was identified as a carcinogen and banned in the U.S. in 1978. If your home was built after 1978, asbestos is likely not a problem. If you live in a home built before 1978, testing for asbestos is advised.

Since 2004, Mike Bryant Heating & Cooling has provided high-quality workmanship on heating and cooling repairs, installations, and maintenance services in Olathe. We’re a fully licensed and insured company. Ask us about installing a proper ventilation system for your floor plan. Call our office today to schedule a consultation for your property.

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