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How to Test the Indoor Air Quality of Your Home, Part Two

In Part One of How to Test the Indoor Air Quality of Your Home, we discussed how monitoring your allergies and general health can help signal poor air quality in your home. In Part Two, we explore the next two things you should have on your radar: lung health and the state of your surroundings.

Three: Monitor Your Lung Health

If you or anyone in your home begins experiencing ailments that target the lungs, it’s definitely time to wonder about the state of your indoor air quality. The frequency of sicknesses like bronchitis and pneumonia can inflict long-term damage on your lungs that will affect you throughout your life and can be directly related to what you’re breathing on a regular and prolonged basis. Treating the illness without pinpointing and fixing the cause may prove disastrous in the long run. Make sure that you get your HVAC system inspected and cleaned and that you establish a regular schedule for checking and cleaning your filters.

Four: Question Your Surroundings

“Be observant” is the most crucial takeaway for this item. Apartment- and condo-dwellers must be especially observant about the actions of their tightly packed neighbors. Often contaminants can be temporary side effects of a neighbor’s lawn spray, construction, or new paint job. Taking note of these events will help you pinpoint and address the causes of poor air quality in your home.

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As always, if you’re questioning the quality of your air at all, don’t hesitate to get an expert on board to diagnose, treat, and prevent future problems with poor indoor air quality.

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