Humans and animals breathe in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. A small elevation of carbon dioxide in an environment may not have health consequences, but may indicate inadequate fresh air. Environmental inspectors test for adequacy of ventilation in buildings by monitoring carbon dioxide level.
Carbon Dioxide affects indoor air quality. It creates a drowsy environment. Sources of CO2 unvented gas or kerosene appliances, poorly vented gas devices, and human respiration. An overcrowded office with insufficient venting can cause excess CO2. Some homes that are built too “tight” with insufficient venting can cause excess CO2.
IAQ Environmental can test indoor air quality at the workplace or home for excess Carbon Dioxide. Our equipment is calibrated for accuracy for detecting CO2, and a plan of action to reduce the levels to acceptable means.