About Air Quality
Air quality is defined as a measure of the condition of air relative to the
requirements of one or more biotic species and or to any human need or purpose.
Every minute you take in twelve to twenty-four gallons of air into your lungs.
In addition to the life-sustaining oxygen-nitrogen mix, there are an increasing
number of chemicals and pollutants.
According to the EPA, indoor air and its pollution is one of the top five urgent
environmental risks to public health. In fact, the quality of the air inside most
homes could be up to five times more polluted than the air outdoors.
Many studies have consistently shown that heating and cooling systems do play a
significant role in causing or aggravating allergies and other problems by harboring
and re-distributing contaminants such as:
A Better Environmental Choice
Most people do not realize the air they breathe in their home can be a worse
source of pollution than their car. The ENERGY STAR Program has helped to save
millions of pounds of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. The less energy wasted
in our homes, the less pollution we generate.
Home Energy Assessment (Audit)
A Home Energy Assessment has two specific phases. The first phase consists
of an inspection and testing, taking inventory, and report the current conditions
in your home including the following:
- Health and safety
- Carbon Monoxide levels
- Moisture problems
- Air infiltration rates
- Insulation levels
- Domestic hot water system
- Heating system efficiency
- Central air conditioning efficiency - if applicable
- Major appliances
The second phase consists of developing a plan for proposed improvements, including
a cost and energy savings estimate.
We uses a number of diagnostic tools during the first phase of your Home Assessment.
Some of the tools used are:
- Carbon Monoxide (CO) Analyzer
- Blower Door Measures the air tightness and integrity of a home, identifying
areas where air leakage occurs.
Your Home Energy Assessment is customized to identify the particular needs of
your home, based on our professional testing and analysis. The information that
we gather from our testing and inspection gets entered into a program that
helps us determine the most cost-effective measures that you can undertake to
make your home more efficient, healthy and comfortable.
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