Is Your Home Making You Sick?
To understand why many of today’s health problems can be caused by the home you live in, you need to look back a few years to see what caused this to happen. You see, during the energy crisis of the early 1970s, highly insulated “tight” homes became popular because of their potential to reduce energy costs.
Within a few years, however, complaints started to arise, due to health, and excessive moisture issues caused by indoor pollution, and associated moisture problems within these homes.
In the late 1980s and early 90s, indoor air quality became a nationally recognized issue. Even today, newer and more energy-efficient homes seemed predisposed to the problem. In addition, they retain more humidity and airborne pollutants, which causes longer life-spans, and more productive cycles of microbial activity within the home, such as mold, germs, bacteria and viruses.
This greater activity and concentration of these airborne contaminants, equates to more allergic reactions, and sickness within families, for longer periods of time.
How healthy is the air inside your home?
Maybe you should know.
Indoor air pollution can trigger allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and other respiratory symptoms. Children, the elderly, and even healthy adults can experience fatigue, nausea, headaches, scratchy throat and nasal irritation.
New homes are constructed with tighter windows and doors to save energy, but they also keep fresh air out. High efficiency heating and cooling systems constantly recirculate indoor air so pollutants build up over time. Most homes may not be properly equipped to filter and purify indoor air. Believe it or not, most homes have more than one source that contributes to indoor air pollution.
So what is the air quality in your home? Now you can find out. The AirAdvice IQA test pinpoints key indoor air quality problems that can affect you and your family's health as well as their comfort and safety.
To perform the test, Pipe Works Services, Inc. will come and place an AirAdvice IAQ monitor in your home for three days to measure air quality under real living conditions. AirAdvice's unique technology electronically analyzes the air 24 hours a day, recording a sample every minute. The monitor is virtually silent and makes no annoying noises.
You'll receive a full-color AirAdvice IAQ report that enables you to "see" your home's daily air quality. You and your HVAC professional can then determine what may be affecting your home's indoor air and when those changes occur. The report also suggests ways to solve your air quality programs. Using the report, you and your HVAC professional can work together to select the right solution. And you can easily explain the results to rest of your family.
To learn more please take a look at the Healthy Climate Indoor Air Quality Systems Brochure.
Call us today 973-635-3111 to arrange for your AirAdvice test.