FAQs About Indoor Air Quality And How They Affect You

Since most of our lives are spent indoors, ensuring only the highest quality of indoor air is a must. If the air inside our living and work spaces is clean, we will be at less risk of being exposed to contaminants that can have detrimental effects on our overall health. 

While it is a good idea to try and reduce the amount of air pollution in your area, getting your air tested is also a step you may want to consider. If you want to improve your air quality, here are a few FAQ’s that may help you.

FAQ’s About Indoor Air Quality

What can be done about poor air quality?

If you notice that your air quality is subpar, you may opt to have the air tested. If people have been getting sick or having allergies more frequently, it may be a sign of bad air quality. The reason for this may be an increased amount of contaminants in the air you breathe, causing sickness and allergies. 

How do air quality tests work?

There are many types of air quality tests that are available. In general, there are three types of contaminants that may be used in air quality testing. Air tests will usually measure either the amount of combustion, biological or chemical contaminants that are present in the air. 

Depending on the needs you have, you will be able to determine which type of air quality test to use. The air quality in your home may be affected by the chemicals in the cleaning agents you use, this is when you may use a chemical air pollution test. If you have smokers in your house with you, you may use combustion contamination tests to test the amount of carbon monoxide in the air. Lastly, you can use tests to measure the level of biological pollutants in the air if you have people prone to allergies in your home. These biological pollutant tests measure the amount of pollen, dust, and mould spores in the air.

How can I find the right type of air quality test for me?

A quick internet search will show you the many available tests in your area, and the price range for each type of test. Most of the tests that are commercially available do not test for more than one type of pollutant at once. They are usually specialized tests. If you need to test for more than one type of pollutant in your home or office space, you may need to buy more than one test.

What else can I do to ensure good quality air?

After testing the air quality of your home or office space, you will be aware of what type of pollutants are present in the air you breathe. Most likely, you will be able to know what has been causing your allergic reactions and sudden illnesses. It will be at this point that you may also want to call a cleaning service for your home as well as any HVAC systems you use in your house. The filters of these systems may be contaminated by the pollutants, and may also need maintenance cleaning.


It is a good idea to test the quality of the air in your home or office space periodically. This will ensure that you will not be exposed to any harmful contaminants that are in the air. You will be able to notice that you and the people who share your space will be able to breathe better after you detect which types of contaminants are present in the air and have them removed.

If you need to have the air in your home or office space cleaned, Legacy Heating can help you. We specialize in HVAC repair, cleaning, and maintenance to make sure that the air that comes out of your machines is clean and breathable. 

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