Indoor Air Quality Testing

IAQ is the air quality within the home as it relates to the occupants’ health and comfort. The EPA has identified indoor air pollution as one of the top five urgent environmental risks to public health. GSHA Services has the solution for you. We offer free indoor air quality testing for Chicago residential.

Free Indoor Air Quality Testing

Did you know that indoor air is often times the most polluted air? Poor indoor air quality can result in asthma, headaches, poor sleep, dizziness, weakness, nausea, drowsiness, damage to liver/kidneys, and in extremely rare cases, death. GSHA Services has the solution for you. We offer free indoor air quality testing for Chicago residential.

AirAdvice for Homes

Most homes have at least one indoor air quality problem. If your home is stuffy and uncomfortable, or you are experiencing allergy/respiratory problems due to indoor air pollution, it’s wise to invest your time in professional indoor air quality testing and correction. Our simple indoor air quality test monitors pollutants and tracks humidity and temperature so we can determine the conditions that may be lowering your home’s IAQ and affecting your comfort. At the end of the monitoring period, we will generate a report and recommend how to take action to clear the air and improve the comfort of your home. The Air Advice for Homes, Inc. air quality test is a comprehensive diagnostic system that provides homeowner with simple, automated assessments of a home’s air quality and energy efficiency. In addition to year-round comfort and peace of mind, we makes it our priority to provide our customers with a safe and healthy home.

Do I Need an Indoor Air Quality Testing?

Indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of IAQ problems in homes. Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources, and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the home. High temperature and humidity levels can also increase concentrations of some pollutants. Primary factors that affect IAQ are carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds, particulates, temperature and humidity.​

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

(CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that interferes with the delivery of oxygen through the body. The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea. Potential sources are defective central heating furnaces, tobacco smoke, fireplaces and other appliances that may use fuel in the home. If you breathe in a lot of CO it can make you pass out or kill you. CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals who breathe it.

Carbon dioxide (CO2)

(CO2) is exhaled by humans and pets as a natural part of the metabolic process. Rapid rise in carbon dioxide levels indicate inadequate fresh air being brought into the building, and often is accompanied by a feeling of “stuffiness” and some mild symptoms, such as tiredness. ASHRAE recommends that indoor CO2 levels not exceed 700 ppm above outdoor ambient levels. The solution for high CO2 levels in the air is adding ventilation.

Particulates

Particulates can induce eye, nose, and throat irritation; respiratory infections, bronchitis and even lung cancer. Particulates include asthma triggers and mold. Ultrafines can emanate from a variety of equipment and processes, such as dry toner copiers and printers, water heaters, furnaces and boilers.

Asthma

Astma triggers include mold, dust mites, secondhand smoke, and pet dander, as well as other pollutants in the air. Asthma triggers cause symptoms including coughing, chest tightness, wheezing, and breathing problems. Asthma attacks can be life threatening. However, asthma can be controlled by reducing asthma triggers. Indoor air pollution can make life miserable for people dealing with asthma. Make sure your family is breathing clean air.T

Mold

Mold is living thing that produces spores. Mold growth is one of the most common indoor air quality problems. Mold produces spores that float in the air, land on damp surfaces, and grow. Inhaling or touching mold can cause hay fever-type symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rashes. Mold can also trigger asthma attacks. Indoor humidity can increase the likelihood of mold. Indoor humidity should be kept between 30 and 50 percent.

Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Now you can take control of the situation and explore opportunities to solve IAQ problems specific to your home.

Depending on the IAQ problem, GSHA Services, LTD can identify the best solution ranging from ventilation and filtration, to humidity control, temperature control, carbon monoxide and radon detection.

Consult us to select the appropriate solution for your home comfort. Get an AirAdvice for Homes™ test to determine the actual IAQ problem.

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