Howard Air’s Healthy Building Division is devoted to providing proven, science-based indoor air quality solutions for your residential or commercial setting. Our comprehensive Healthy Home Assessment (residential) and Healthy Building Assessment (commercial) provide an opportunity to thoroughly test the indoor environment of your home, business or commercial building using the latest in indoor air quality technology. Based on our findings, our qualified Indoor Air Quality Specialists will make recommendations on how we can provide a safer, healthier environment for your working or living space.
A non-intrusive, non-destructive visual investigation is performed throughout accessible portions of your home.
Measurement of microscopic solids or liquid droplets that are so small they can be inhaled and cause serious health problems.
Concentrations of +200 common volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in real time.
Formaldehyde can come from building materials and furnishings. Concentrations are measured in real time.
Even low CO concentrations can impact health, and is especially important for kitchens with natural gas or propane ranges, indoor water heaters & furnaces.
While high CO2 concentrations are typically not a health concern, CO2 levels are useful for finding other indoor pollutant concentrations.
Can vary from room to room due to ceiling/wall insulation, number of windows, number of electronics in use and several other causes.
Can indicate inadequate spot ventilation, short cycling of the air conditioning & possible water leaks in the home. Overall indoor comfort level is also affected.
A thermal imaging camera is used to inspect your home’s envelope for insulation deficiencies and air leaks, as well as find active water leaks.
Bacteria and other germs on door handles, countertops and other surfaces touched by most people in the house can be transferred from one person to another.
*Not included in Healthy Home Assessment
Airborne mold spores samples are collected and taken to a qualified lab for analysis.
The five most predominant types of airborne bacteria in our home are identified via qualified lab.
Dust collected from surfaces in your home is submitted to a certified laboratory to identify what the dust is composed of.
Testing is the only way to know your level of radon exposure. Samples are submitted to a laboratory for analysis.
Identifying the source of an allergen can help develop a plan to remove it from a home, or rule out suspect sources to reduce time and effort to try and correct it.
A blower door test can help to locate leaks in your home, so they can be sealed to keep out pests, dust and other air pollutants.
Leaky ducts can bring dust from the attic, crawlspace and other locations where ducts are located.
Kirsten Shaw is a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant and Home Energy Rater. Kirsten has over two decades of experience in testing, diagnosing and correcting indoor environmental issues throughout Arizona. Her professional experience includes teaching biological sciences at Arizona State University, as well as teaching building science, health and safety, and construction-related processes in classrooms and on job sites to all levels of construction-related experts. In addition to holding an Arizona College Biology Teaching Certificate, she is also an Arizona licensed Residential and Light Commercial General Contractor (ROC # 256426 & 278791). She has also led discussions with RESNET, the Indoor Air Quality Association, and the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance about healthy building design, construction, indoor environmental quality testing, and energy efficiency.
Howard Air’s Healthy Building Division is a proud licensed dealer for PuriFi air purification systems, proven to help reduce airborne and surface viruses in your home or commercial space. With innovative whole-home air purification technology, PuriFi is installed directly into your existing AC ductwork and helps eliminate airborne and surface viruses, bacteria, allergens and other particulates.