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The Environmental Protection Agency defines indoor air quality as:

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Problems

Your home is suppose to be a safe place to retreat from the world. Unfortunately, your home could also contain airborne contaminants that even you don't know about. These tiny particulates are quietly contributing to air quality problems in every room of the house. Here are just a few examples of some of the problematic contaminants: 
  • Household Cleaners
  • Airborne Particle Allergens (pollens, spores, etc.)
  • Gases Discharged From New Carpeting and Furniture
  • Room Fresheners and Scented Candles
  • Bedding Dust Mites
  • Pet Dander
  • Fragrances
  • Dry-Cleaning Odors
  • Tobacco Smoke
  • Wood Stoves and Fireplace Exhaust
  • Unvented Space Heaters
  • Leaky Plumbing
  • Damp Flooring and Carpeting
  • Excessive Moisture Due to Sub-standard Ventilation
  • Insect Debris
  • Cooking Smoke
  • Viruses and Bacteria
  • Garbage Pail Odors
  • Outdated Insulation
  • Old Clothing
  • Asbestos
  • Dust

As you can see the list is while appearing quite long, is in fact not complete and can contain many other items depending upon where your live. The above list contains common sources of indoor air pollution, but in order to know what is really going on in your home, you need to get the air tested. At TemperaturePro®, we are experts in Indoor Air Quality and have licensed contractors that are trained in Indoor Air Quality testing.

Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Adverse effect to poor indoor air quality can be felt immediately or after a considerable amount of time. While each person experiences reactions differently, some have experienced watery eyes, sneezing, upper respiratory problems and other issues. Poor indoor air quality can also cause issues that are not so easily detected and in some can manifest themselves in other health related issues. While the easiest way to eliminate these issues is to leave the environment with the poor quality air, in the case of your home, this is not possible.

Poor indoor air quality can really take a toll on your health and and quality of life. Fear not as you can take control of the situation and explore various options to solve IAQ problems specific to your home. Depending upon the causes of the IAQ problem, you and your your local TemperaturePro® heating and air conditioning experts, can identify the best solution. Most TemperaturePro® locations offer indoor air quality tests that are easy and simple to do. In fact, a lot of homeowners, just like you, have turned to TemperaturePro® for help.

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You local TemperaturePro® can offer solutions ranging from ventilation and filtration modification, to humidity control, temperature control, carbon monoxide and radon detection. Learn more about each specific method by contacting your local TemperaturePro® specialists to select the appropriate solution for your home comfort. 

You can learn more about indoor air quality by visiting the EPA's Air Quality page.