Homeowners and business owners have a tough challenge in keeping their air clean and safe. If you open the windows, you have allergy issues from pollen and, in locations with high humidity, mold or mildew is an issue. However, if you keep the windows closed, you run a greater risk of accumulating dangerous chemicals while still having mold and mildew due to inadequate ventilation. Enter the air quality testing services of Schnelle Heating & Air.
We make it our mission to keep your home or business comfortable and safe, and we know that’s your priority as well. You have to protect home base, right? Well, one of the best things we can do for you is test your air for harmful fumes, chemicals, and biological pollutants. Let’s look at some of the hazards to your valued people in the home or business.
- Mold, Pollen, Pet Dander, and Dust Mites. These and other biological intrusions are perceived as the most immediate threats. People with allergies react immediately to these persistent and often ubiquitous forces. They can also cause rashes and irritate asthmatic lungs, among other things. There are some changes you can make to mitigate the biological threats, such as changing out bedding frequently, keeping the windows closed and humidity down, replacing air filters, and when necessary, investing in a home filtration system.
- The actual most immediate threat is the fumes from combustion, such as carbon monoxide and smoke, among others. Incomplete burning by heaters, water heaters, gas stoves, fireplaces, and anywhere fumes are created provides an opportunity for serious consequences. Carbon monoxide can kill in minutes and smoke can kill from within seconds to after many years, depending on the type. Adding smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in strategic places can be a great start.
- VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are usually a long term threat. Lead, radon, asbestos, and formaldehyde are the most common VOCs. Exposures can damage your nervous system, organs, and cause cancers, plus some short-term effects like rashes, nausea, and others. Watch out for older paints and building materials manufactured before safety regulations were in place.
Schnelle Heating & Air is in the business of more than your comfort. We care about your safety and that of those you value. With our air quality testing services, we will identify and then eliminate any threats, leaving you with a peace of mind, which we would dare say is pretty important to being comfortable as well. Contact us with any questions or concerns. Together we can protect home base!