RICHARDSON, Texas - Service Experts, whose technicians provide HVAC and IAQ systems installation, maintenance, and repair, is offering a Home Health™ Report Card for IAQ assessment and solutions. This check-up assesses humidity, airflow, ventilation, fresh air exchange, ductwork, and tests for carbon monoxide and chemicals from flooring, upholstery, or insulation.

Service Experts notes that high humidity can cause mildew, resulting in health problems and warped wood. Add in high temperatures and concentrations of some indoor pollutants rise. Too little humidity can lead to dry skin and respiratory problems.

“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that home indoor air can be 90 times more polluted than outdoor air,” said Ian McKeen of Service Experts. “Using our Home Health Report Card, we’ll find the problem and solution for better indoor air quality and total home comfort.”

Window and door drafts are common as homes age and can also contribute to poor IAQ. Sealing these helps maintain excellent IAQ and can dramatically reduce energy bills, McKeen said. Inexpensive solutions include window sealing kits from hardware stores and fabric draft dodgers for doorways.

When in doubt, McKeen said asking the right questions is important to make sure problems are properly fixed the first time. “Is your technician NATE certified? Will the company provide a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee? Are they always available when you need them - 24/7? Do they have respect for you and your home? Are they always easy to do business with? Service Experts’s signature Standards of Excellence help ensure all of those questions are answered with a ‘yes.’”

Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, Service Experts has established a network of service centers throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit

Publication date:10/01/2007