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How's Your Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is the measure of common indoor air pollutants and its relation to the comfort and health of the people living there.

According to the American Lung Association, the air in your home can be 5-70 times more polluted than the air outside due to the accumulation of contaminates from dust mites to mold. Here are some ways to test your indoor air quality and decrease the pollutants in your home:


The best way to detect mold in your home is from noticeable health symptoms and smell. If you notice a musky odor that doesn't seem to go away or physically see mold growth, like on window frames or in your basement, it's best to call a professional mold tester and removal service.


Radon gases in your home come from decaying radioactive materials that get in through cracks in the walls or foundation. You can buy radon testing kits or call a radon remediation service to find the source and safely remove it.


VOCs are gases that are emitted from certain materials and liquids which are in thousands of household products. The long term health effects are dizziness, headaches, fatigue and more. You can purchase an indoor air quality monitor to monitor harmful air pollutants.

To see how you can achieve better air quality in your home, Call 72 Degrees Comfort Company at 515-965-7272 or email us at

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