Your home’s air quality can significantly impact your everyday health and comfort. If you have low indoor air quality in your Nokomis, Florida, home, you might feel lethargic and nauseous. Low air quality has been linked to headaches, itching, asthma attacks and allergy symptoms. Try these tests to assess your indoor air so you can take the proper steps to improve it.

Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Your home should have a functioning carbon monoxide detector on every floor. If you have an attached garage, make sure you place one of your detectors in the room that shares a door with your garage. Don’t spot test for this dangerous substance — keep your detectors active at all times so you’ll know immediately if carbon monoxide is in the air.

Test for Microbial Growth and Radon

Charcoal canister test kits are one of the easiest ways to detect radon. You simply leave the canister open in your home for the directed amount of time, then submit the canister to a lab for testing.

There are also several test kits available for microbial growth. The best kits compare both indoor and outdoor levels. Some microbial growth is present in nearly any location. The key is to determine whether levels are significantly higher inside your home, indicating a serious problem.

Schedule Professional Air Quality Testing

One of the most comprehensive ways to assess your indoor air quality is with a professional test. The service technicians at Custom Air & Plumbing can complete a thorough test that will identify a variety of pollutants. We will also assess your home’s HVAC system and overall structure to help you pinpoint the source of any problems.

If you’re concerned about your indoor air quality, we can help you identify problem areas and find the best solution for easier breathing. We have installations to address issues with humidity levels, ventilation, airborne irritants and more. Call Custom Air & Plumbing at 888-856-4507 to explore your options.

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