Do you ever think about your air ducts? Not many people do. As long as the air is blowing cool in the summer months and hot in the winter months, most people don't care much about it. But did you know your air ducts play a huge role in your home? If there is a leak or a hole in the system, you might have a very expensive problem in your hands.
If you live in Charleston, South Carolina, you know that summers are hot and humid. Extreme temperatures and high humidity levels can make your HVAC system work overtime. A system that is working properly is able to cool your home despite the rising temperatures outside and reduce the indoor humidity to appropriate levels. So what are some signs that the system is not working to optimal levels? And what are the optimal humidity levels?
You can buy a DIY mold kit at lowes or online these days, so we often get asked the question: what is the difference between a DIY mold test and an air quality test from a professional company? Here is the answer...
Some people rarely think of what is lurking behind a dirty air vent. Perhaps you can see some mildew on the outside or notice a mildew odor in your home or office. The appearance of mold growth in your vents and duct work can be a cause for concern, because it can be an indication that something is not right. The quality of the air you breathe is important for you, your loved ones and/or your co-workers.
An indoor air sample test is a good way to find out what type of mold is present in your home or office. Air sample collection or indoor air quality testing is often recommended when mold cannot be seen directly, but there is suspicion of mold presence.