At Energy Smart Home Improvement, we understand that indoor air quality (IAQ) has a major influence on the overall health of your home. We offer comprehensive IAQ testing using specialized air monitoring equipment to help you assess your home’s indoor air quality and diagnose issues occurring within the home.
Do You Know What’s in the Air You’re Breathing?
In the American Lung Association’s 19th annual ‘State of the Air’ report, the Harrisburg-York-Lebanon metro area ranks among the top 25 worst cities for pollution.
In a tie with the Houston, TX and Birmingham, AL metro areas, the Harrisburg metro area comes in at #15 on the list of cities most polluted by year-round particles and ranks #22 on the short-term particle pollution list.
Many homeowners here in the Central PA region assume that the air inside their homes is healthier than the air outside. But did you know that indoor air can contain two to five times more pollutants than outdoor air? This is because homes often have issues which contribute to poor indoor air quality — such as excessive moisture, mold growth, air leakage, faulty HVAC equipment, and harmful household chemicals.
The Dangers of Poor Indoor Air Quality
Poor indoor air quality can do more damage than you might think, harming not only your home but also the health of you and your family. Excess moisture, for example, can lead to mold growth, which triggers allergy and asthma symptoms like coughing, sneezing, headache, dizziness, and fatigue. Airborne allergens like dust and pollen can cause similar symptoms.
Then there are invisible, yet dangerous, substances like radon and carbon monoxide. Radon is a colorless and odorless radioactive gas which can enter the home through cracks in the foundation. After periods of long exposure, it can increase your risk of lung cancer. Carbon monoxide, meanwhile, is lethal in high concentrations.
Assess Your Indoor Air with Comprehensive IAQ Testing
The best way to find out if harmful allergens, gases, and chemicals are lurking in your South Central Pennsylvania home is to schedule indoor air quality testing with Energy Smart Home Improvement. Our IAQ testing service includes both an in-depth visual inspection as well as diagnostic testing using a specialized air testing monitor.
We’ll look for airborne contaminants and pollutants such as:
Dust, pollen, and smoke
Harmful chemicals and VOCs
Mold and moisture
After in-depth testing, we’ll give you a full report about your home’s IAQ and recommend solutions as needed for cleaner and healthier indoor air — such as air sealing, insulation upgrades, and effective fine particle air filtration.
Want to go even further in improving your home’s health? Our IAQ testing services pair excellently with our home energy audits, which assess overall energy efficiency and pinpoint issues like air leakage and missing insulation.