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Have Your Home’s Air Quality Tested

When you return to your home in Columbia after a long day’s work, you should have the assurance and peace of mind in the knowledge that the quality of air in your home is of the highest level. The air quality in your home is dependent on a number of factors, most notably the efficiency of the air filters in your central cooling and heating system. When left unmaintained, these air filters can begin to function poorly, thereby increasing the risk of pollutants and harmful gases entering your home, and adversely affecting your health.

A number of service providers, like Master Tech, offer air filter inspections to homeowners and residents in Columbia. With the assistance of licensed professionals, you can benefit from safe and breathable air, allowing you to sleep without a worry.

Why should you get your air filters inspected?

Air in your home can become contaminated for a variety of reasons. One of the most common ways in which air can become contaminated is by carbon monoxide build up. Cooking appliances, fireplaces and other sources of heating produce carbon monoxide that needs to be filtered out by your central air system to retain air quality. What makes this more dangerous is the fact that carbon monoxide is both odorless and colorless, making it extremely difficult to notice.

Another problem that homeowners face with regard to air quality is that of asbestos. Asbestos is produced in soil, and has the potential to enter your home, unless it is sealed effectively. Asbestos can cause serious medical conditions unless your air filters are functioning effectively.

Another common problem that faulty air filters are notorious for, is that of mold and mildew buildup. Air filters that do not adequately get rid of fungi and bacteria, allow them to colonize in your home, producing harmful levels of moisture content. Fully functional air filters will enable a central air system to effectively regulate the levels of moisture in your home.