Living in sunny Lake City, Florida has its perks. One of them is clean air and plenty of opportunities to get outside. However, when thinking about what constitutes air pollution, most people don’t consider that their home’s indoor air quality may not be up to par. Poor ventilation, air contaminants, or even a lack of humidity can aggravate annoying allergies, or cause more serious health problems. The good news is that Glenn Jones Home Services offers indoor air quality testing and can address any problems you might have.
What could be in my home’s air?
Part of the reason that indoor air quality has become more of an issue over the past three decades is because, paradoxically, an emphasis on energy efficiency has made homes more airtight than ever. However, indoor air quality is an issue that faces all homes—old or new. Here are some of the materials that may be present in your home’s air:
- Allergens: When you have allergy sensitivities, even going outside can be a miserable experience. However, many allergens can be locked in the home with you, meaning there is little escape from pollen. A home indoor air quality test can detect pollen levels and help you figure out how to decrease them, so that you can breathe easy once more.
- Radon: A naturally occurring radioactive gas, radon filters up through the earth beneath your home and becomes trapped in the sealed space. This is particularly a risk when there are known cracks in the foundation through which the gas can travel. Colorless and odorless, the Environmental Protection Agency classifies radon as a carcinogen. The good news is that a home air quality inspection can help detect if there are elevated radon levels, and recommend steps that you can take to mitigate this problem.
- Dust: This probably comes as less of a surprise than radon. After all, you can see dust—it builds up in your home over time. However, some of the most troubling dust is the kind you don’t see: no matter how much you dust and clean, build-up in your ducts and air vents will just redeposit more into your house. Dust can aggravate allergies and other breathing conditions. An indoor air quality test can detect abnormal amounts of dust in your home’s air.
- Dryness: Okay, this isn’t always a problem in Lake City because the relative humidity level remains high most of the year. But, when it dries out, you can feel it. A lack of humidity in the air can lead to annoying health side effects like bloody noses. An air quality test can detect the humidity levels in your home, and recommend a humidifier solution to keep the dry air outside.
How can I address these indoor air quality problems?
When you hire Glenn Jones to test your indoor air quality, we’ll provide you with an honest assessment of where your home’s air stands. Then, we can recommend a number of solutions. We stock a number of tools and devices that improve home air quality, so we’re your one-stop-shop for indoor air quality:
- Air cleaners
- UV lamps
Glenn Jones Home Services is Lake City’s trusted source for cooling, heating, and indoor air quality services. If you’re interested in learning more or scheduling service, get in contact with us online or give us a call at (386) 752-5389