Testing Indoor Air Quality
Improving your indoor air quality in Los Angeles starts with an understanding of your air quality and potential contaminants. Our integrated approach to better air quality starts with evaluating your current indoor air quality. We use cutting edge digital diagnostic tools to establish the air quality in your home and determine the improvements that need to be made.
When evaluating your home’s air quality, our technicians will:
- Inspect equipment for efficiency and power
- Look for signs of water leaks or corrosion
- Recommend the best filter based on air quality testing
- Check the duct system for leaks that may be letting dirty air in
- Discuss lifestyle and products that may be contributing to poor air quality
The HVAC system and ductwork have an impact on your air quality. This impact can either be positive or negative. A properly functioning, well maintained heating and air conditioning system helps ensure good air quality. However, a poorly maintained system and leaky ducts can contribute to contaminated air. Identifying the causes of the problem allows us to recommend the best solution.
Benefits to Your Equipment’s Performance
The NCI released the results of a system performance study that compared the BTUs that equipment was rated at to the BTUs that were actually being delivered into homes. They concluded that typical AC and heating systems have initial average CSERs or HSERs of 57%. This means that 43% of the BTUs didn’t actually make it into homes.
After renovating ductwork and adjustments to combustion efficiency, air balance, and refrigerant charge were made, the CSER and HSER ratings grew to 94%. While this still 6% below a perfect score, the 36% increase in system performance cannot be denied.
Fixing common issues that affect your indoor air quality by looking at the entire system, installing the most efficient equipment available, and repairing other issues can also enhance the efficiency and lifespan of your HVAC system. The conclusion is thus to really inspect the entire system to get to the heart of the matter. Our technicians will take the time to thoroughly inspect your ducts, air conditioner, and furnace and use our expert recommendations, to help you breathe easier in your home.
Solutions for Better Air Quality in Your Los Angeles Home
Proper air flow is essential for comfort, heating and cooling system performance, and indoor air quality. Our technicians are equipped to find and correct problems, such as duct leakage and other problems in the supply air or return air ducts with the most advanced technology. If the problem is with your heating or air conditioning system, we can perform the necessary maintenance, repairs, or replacement.
The duct system can be another source of poor air quality. Ducts that are leaking may be pulling dirty attic air into your home, which causes additional contamination in the air. We will inspect the ducts and vents throughout your house to find, fix, and prevent leaks. In addition to improving air quality, these steps help improve system performance and reduce energy costs.