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Indoor Air Quality

Healthy Air Solutions In & Around Birmingham

A working HVAC system means more than just comfort. There are many other factors that contribute to optimal climate control, the most important of which is indoor air quality. By improving the quality of the air that passes through your equipment and home, you’ll be able to ensure better health for your family and improved efficiency for your HVAC equipment.

Perfect Service HVAC offers a range of indoor air quality products and services designed to improve your daily environment, including Whole Home Air Purifiers and Air Duct Cleaning.

When working with us on your home’s indoor air, we can offer recommendations to minimize:

  • Airborne particulates like dust, microbial growth, bacteria and dander.
  • Inefficient operation and energy loss.
  • Overly dry or humid air.
  • Health problems related to poor air quality.
  • Expensive utility costs.

What’s the quality of your home’s indoor air? Contact Perfect Service HVAC online or call 205-957-2022 to speak with an air conditioning expert to have your indoor air quality analyzed!

How much does an indoor air quality test cost near Birmingham?

In the Birmingham, AL, area, an indoor air quality test typically costs between $250-$500 for most homes. Testing a commercial property usually costs $1,000 and up, depending on the size of the space. 

Some different considerations affect the price.

  • Size of the home or building. A larger property will mean more areas for the inspector to check and will increase the cost.
  • Type of analysis. A typical home service may sample for pollutants like mold, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), allergens and radon. However, testing for specific allergens may incur an additional cost.

To have a local specialist test the quality of your air, contact the Perfect Service team today!

What are the symptoms of bad air quality in the home?

According to the EPA, symptoms of bad air quality in the home can appear after just one exposure to a pollutant. 

Symptoms and health effects from poor air quality include:

  • Fatigue.
  • Dizziness.
  • Headaches.
  • Irritated eyes, nose and throat.
  • Longer-term effects may include respiratory disease or cancer.

Even if no symptoms are present, efforts to improve indoor air quality are a prudent choice, says the EPA. Homeowners in the Birmingham, AL, area can call our team for an air quality analysis and recommended solutions.

What can I do to improve the indoor air quality in my Birmingham area home?

Homeowners can take several steps to improve indoor air quality, according to Harvard Medical School experts. These include:

  • Keeping the house clean through regular vacuuming and dusting.
  • Changing your HVAC return air filters regularly.
  • Letting fresh air in from time to time, even in the winter.
  • Investing in an air purifier and dehumidifier if necessary.

According to the University of Alabama, mold, in particular, can be a pervasive indoor air quality problem in the state and across the Southeast. To schedule an air quality test and discuss recommended solutions, contact the experts at Perfect Service today.