Indoor Air Quality Testing


Take charge of your family’s health and well-being by having indoor air quality testing in your home. IKE’S Air Conditioning understands that many health issues arise from the air that we breathe indoors. We often limit our time outdoors due to allergens and pollution, but don’t think about the quality of the air that we breathe inside our own home. At IKE’S Air Conditioning, we offer a wide variety of indoor air quality testing and consultation services for residential and commercial properties to ensure that you are always surrounded by clean air.

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Few people actually consider the importance of indoor air quality testing. We spend about 90% of our lives– whether at home, school, or work- inside closed doors. Although there is a great emphasis on pollen and air quality reports regarding outdoor air, most of us don’t have a clue about the purity of the air that we breathe during that 90 percent of our day. The same contaminants that are found outside make their way into the air that we breathe inside. You would be surprised to find that the amount of contaminants in your home is often higher than outdoors. Therefore, most of our health issues and breathing problems are a result of the air we breathe in our home or workplace.

Common symptoms of Indoor Air Pollution

indoor-air-quality-san-antonio-txThe symptoms of poor indoor air quality are very broad and depend on the type of contaminants that are present. They are often mistaken for other illnesses, such as allergies, stress, colds, and influenza. The most common symptoms of poor indoor air quality include:

  • coughing
  • sneezing
  • watery eyes
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • headaches
  • upper respiratory congestion

Respiratory Health Effects

Indoor air pollution can also cause problems in your respiratory system. Some of the common symptoms and effects include:

  • Rhinitis, nasal congestion (inflammation of the nose, runny nose)
  • Epistaxis (nose bleeds)
  • Dyspnea (difficulty of breathing or painful breathing)
  • Pharyngitis (sore throat), cough
  • Wheezing, worsening asthma
  • Severe lung disease

More Severe Health Effects

Depending on the contaminants that are present and the amount of exposure, more severe health issues can arise from prolonged exposure to indoor air pollution that include:

  • Conjunctival (eye) irritation
  • Rashes
  • Fever, chills
  • Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat, sometimes leading to shortness of breath)
  • Headache or dizziness
  • Lethargy, fatigue, malaise
  • Nausea, vomiting, anorexia
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Hearing loss

If you notice that your symptoms lessen after leaving a particular room or building, your symptoms may be caused by indoor air contaminants. CALL (210) 680-1234 our air quality experts at IKE’S Air Conditioning to learn more or schedule indoor air quality testing for your home or business.