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Should I Get An Air Quality Test For My Home?

January 14, 2022

Should I Get An Air Quality Test For My Home?

Do I Need To Test My Air?

The quality of indoor air is difficult to determine without having testing done because there are many different possible pollutants that can be present, and the sources of pollutants often overlap. This means it could be difficult for someone not trained in inspection techniques to find where problems lie. Therefore, it is important to seek HVAC services in Toronto and other areas for air quality testing in case these two things apply:

1. If there are any health problems that might be related to the air quality, such as respiratory issues or allergies;

2. Pets that spend much time inside may have allergic reactions or show signs of illness.

The Importance Of Air Quality Testing

The issue of indoor air quality can be elusive, and it's possible that many people do not realize just how bad the levels of some pollutants may be. For example, some contaminants might occur naturally indoors or might get in through small cracks around windows or doors or even vents, but never get out again.

Although they may not cause serious health problems, they can still be present in high enough concentrations to make people and pets sick. Besides, some pollutants are more harmful at certain times of the year or during special periods of life, so air quality testing is important no matter if people think their indoor environment is safe or not.

So, the best way to check indoor air quality at home is with a qualified professional who can perform both general testing and specific tests for different pollutants that may be present in low levels.

How To Improve Air Quality If The Results Are Not Satisfactory?

The first step is understanding what kind of pollutants are likely to present in levels that could be harmful to health. Then it's possible for people to adjust their daily habits and routines, as well as use HVAC systems, humidifiers, and air cleaners to manage and monitor air quality. Not all pollutants can be eliminated, but it's always possible to reduce their levels in order to make the indoor environment safer for everyone.

For example, replacing old furniture, carpets, and building insulation is a way to improve indoor environmental quality inside buildings or homes. In addition, there are some other practical recommendations, such as opening windows for a while after cooking, cleaning air ducts every few years, and avoiding keeping house doors closed too often. Seeking professional HVAC maintenance is a great way to keep your home clean and healthy.

A-Plus Quality, HVAC services offer a variety of solutions from proper HVAC systems to air cleaners in Toronto to improve indoor air quality in your home. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for air quality testing and find the best options for you!

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  • Water is Leaking on my Furnace

    Water falling on to the furnace can harm your heating unit by affecting the control boards and other components enclosed in the furnace. There can be many causes to the water overflow, but the most common cases in the summer is the ice build up inside the evaporator coil due to low refrigerant level. Water build up can also be due to the evaporator coil having a crack on the base, if this is the case contact us by booking an appointment or call us today to have a technician come have a look at your unit and repair this issue before it causes excessive damage.  

  • Why is there ice building up on the copper pipes?

    There can be many reasons why the refrigerant pipes are freezing up but the most common issue is low refrigerant levels. If your AC unit has ice buildup turn off the unit for at least 4 hours and call us at 416-410-0337

  • What is a heat pump?

    Heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.

  • How do I know what size unit I need?
    If you have any problems with your system, you should contact the contractor who installed the units. All our systems are covered by a 5 year parts, 7 year compressor limited warranty
     
  • What are mini-split advantages?

    Just as the name implies, a “mini-split” system is a “split system” however available in smaller capacities, for single room to whole house conditioning. Mini-split systems may range from as small as 9,000 BTUh per hour, comparable to say, a small window AC unit, for individual room use, up to 4 and 5 ton capacities for “Room By Room” (also known as “Zoning”) and whole house conditioning. With near universal design, mini-splits are “heat pumps” which provide both heating and cooling for a home. Here are key advantages when compared to traditional split systems:

    Efficiency- Mini-splits are highly engineered systems which offer attractive operating efficiencies, in many instances, eligible for utility company rebates.
    Heat Pump- Most mini-split systems are heat pumps, providing year-round comfort.
    Solar friendly- Due to very low power requirements, mini-splits are an ideal complement to “Net Zero Energy” homes, or any home using renewable power.
    Carbon footprint- Mini-splits are 100% electric, with zero operating emissions of any type.
    Zoning- Most mini-split manufacturers offer systems capable of room-by-room “zoning”, to account for peak demands of a room based upon construction type, exposure orientation and usage.
    Variable capacity- Mini-splits are typically DC inverter driven. That is, a variable speed compressor which modulates in proportion to instantaneous demand. Most conventional split systems, by comparison, operate with an ON-OFF strategy. (Would you use an ON-OFF switch as the accelerator in your vehicle?)
    Location, Location, Location!- Mini-split outdoor units are compact; they can be located far away from noise-sensitive areas, such as bedrooms and home offices. Mini-split indoor units have the ability to be installed where conventional systems cannot.
    They’re perfect for additions and remodels where access to current HVAC system is difficult to access.
    Modern mini-split systems are remarkably quiet; in fact, many times their operation is unnoticed by the end user.

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