Winter is right around the corner, which means soon you’ll be spending less time outside and more time indoors staying as warm as possible. Because you’ll be spending more time inside your home this season, it’s important to make sure your air quality is in the best shape possible.
But what can affect the indoor air quality of your home and what can you do to make sure it stays under control?
What do I need to pay attention to in my house this winter?
Whether you’re a new homeowner or you’ve lived in your house for years, it’s important to maintain your indoor air quality. Air quality has a direct impact on your health and the health of your family.
With that in mind, here are three things you’ll want to pay close attention to this season:
- Radon levels. No level of radon in your home is safe, but the Environmental Protection Agency does have an action level that determines whether your home’s radon levels are extremely dangerous. Radon gas comes from the natural decay of uranium in the ground. It most often enters the home through basements and crawl spaces and it’s impossible to detect without radon testing company.
- Your HVAC system. Your HVAC system will be playing a major roll in your air quality this season. Your HVAC system collects more dust, dander, and hair during the winter months because of the time you spend indoors and the fact that your windows are closed. Be sure to regularly check and change your air filters as needed.
- Asbestos in your attic. Up until the 1980s, asbestos was used in insulation during construction projects. If you’re removing your home’s insulation and restoring it with new insulation, there could be a chance that some traces of asbestos remain in your home. That said, have an inspector check for asbestos that could be hiding before you begin any projects.
Where can I find a radon testing company near me?
Approximately one out of every 15 homes in the U.S. is estimated to have radon levels that are either at or above the EPA action level. A radon testing company can help you determine if radon is in your home and if you need to take action to mitigate it.
Affordable Radon Colorado provides residential radon testing services as well as radon mitigation and abatement. To learn more about radon testing and inspection or to schedule your own radon testing, contact Affordable Radon Colorado today.