Air Purification and Indoor Air Quality Services
Air purification and indoor air quality (or IAQ) in Minneapolis, MN and the surrounding area is a concern for many homeowners.
Our Minneapolis, MN indoor air quality specialists offer a number of services to identify the source of low indoor air quality. Contact us to learn more about the indoor air quality services we offer to our customers.
What Types of Indoor Air Quality Services Do We Offer?
When it comes to indoor air quality, there are a lot of factors to consider. The type of ventilation system you have, the materials used in your home, and how you use your space can all affect the quality of the air you breathe.
That’s why we offer various indoor air quality services to help you create a healthy environment for your family.
Indoor Air Quality Upgrades
We install air purifiers and filtration systems, recommend ventilation upgrades, and provide advice on how to reduce pollutants and allergens in your home. We can also test your home for pollutants and allergens, recommend air purifiers and filtration systems, and provide advice on how to improve the air quality in your house.
Air Purification Upgrades
When it’s time to upgrade your air purifier, we can help. We’ll recommend the best type of air purifier for your home and lifestyle and install it for you.
Air Purification and Indoor Air Quality FAQs
What is Good/Bad Indoor Air Quality?
Good indoor air quality is defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the air that does not present a risk to human health. Many factors contribute to good indoor air quality, including ventilation, humidity, and the presence of pollutants. A healthy air quality index (AQI) falls anywhere between 0-50. Anything above 50 can be considered an unhealthy air quality and should not be breathed in for long periods of time. Poor indoor air quality can lead to several health problems, including asthma, allergies, and respiratory infections. It’s important to have good indoor air quality in your home or office to keep you and your family or employees healthy.
How Can I Test My Indoor Air Quality?
Many factors can affect the quality of air indoors, from the type of materials used in construction to the presence of pets or smokers. If you’re concerned about the quality of air in your home, there are a few things you can do to test it:
- Get a carbon monoxide detector. This is the best way to ensure that your home is safe from carbon monoxide poisoning, which can be deadly.
- Test for radon. This gas is produced by uranium and can cause lung cancer if it’s present in high levels. You can buy a kit to test for it at most hardware stores.
- Check the humidity levels. Too much or too little humidity can cause respiratory problems. You can buy a humidity meter at most hardware stores.
- Monitor the air quality. Several devices are available that will monitor the air quality in your homes, such as the Air Quality Egg or Awair. These devices track things like temperature, humidity, and particulate matter (PM2.5), and can help you identify problem areas in your home.
- Have the ducts cleaned. Dust and other particles can build up in your ductwork, which can then be circulated throughout your home. This can be especially problematic for people with allergies or asthma. You can hire a professional to clean your ducts, or you can do it yourself with a rented vacuum cleaner.
- Change the furnace filter. A dirty furnace filter can circulate dust and other particles through your home. You should change it at least once a year, and more often if you have pets or smoke cigarettes.
When it comes to the best air quality solutions for your home, it’s important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Every home is different, and the best way to improve the air quality in your home will vary depending on your specific needs. Talk to a Total Comfort professional if you’re unsure where to start.
How Do Air Quality Monitors Work?
Air quality monitors measure different elements in the air, such as temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, and particulate matter (PM2.5). Some devices also measure volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are gases that can come from things like cleaning products, paint, and new carpeting.
The data collected by these devices are used to generate a report that can help you identify problem areas in your home. For example, if the air quality monitor detects high levels of carbon dioxide, it might indicate that there isn’t enough ventilation in the building.
How Accurate Are Radon and CO Detectors?
Radon and carbon monoxide detectors are two of the most common types of air quality monitors. These detectors are typically very accurate, but there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Radon detectors only test for radon gas, not other harmful gases like carbon monoxide.
- Carbon monoxide detectors can only test for carbon monoxide, not other harmful gases like radon.
- Both types of detectors can be affected by things like temperature and humidity.
- Both types of detectors should be tested regularly to make sure they’re still working properly.
- If you’re using a carbon monoxide detector, make sure also to have a smoke detector in your home.
If you’re concerned about air quality in your home, it’s important to test for all potential pollutants. The best way to do this is with an air quality monitor that can measure multiple elements.
How Do I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?
Indoor air quality is important for your health. Poor indoor air quality can cause health problems such as asthma, allergies, and lung cancer. You can improve your indoor air quality by using a humidifier, getting rid of clutter, and using an air purifier.
Total Comfort offers a variety of services to improve your indoor air quality. We can install humidifiers, air purifiers, dehumidifiers, and service ducts and vents. Our technicians can replace filters in your HVAC system to improve indoor air quality.
If you’re concerned about the air quality in your home, call our company today, and we would be happy to help you improve your indoor air quality.
Please contact us for any reason at all. Feel free to call us or schedule a service appointment online.
Call the Air Purification and Indoor Air Quality Experts
If you live in the Minneapolis, MN area and are ready to have a major upgrade performed on your indoor air quality system or if you have an existing system and you need maintenance or repair work done on it, now is the time to call Total Comfort.
From installing air filtration systems, to performing mold testing, we provide expert service, highly trained technicians and a commitment to excellence that few can match.
Call today to learn more.
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