DIY IAQ Test Kits Now Available Through Carrier Enterprise
Building Health Check, LLC and the Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory at Pure Air Control Services, Inc. are pleased to announce a strategic alliance. Together with Carrier Enterprise, LLC our partnership allows them to provide comprehensive IAQ test kits to their customers. Along with their affiliate companies, Carrier Enterprise is a leading supplier of the best brands of aftermarket parts, and instruments but also expertise to the HVAC industry.
IAQ and The HVAC System
It’s well known that the HVAC system can affect IAQ. This is because the HVAC regulates the exchange of air throughout a building. Therefore, contaminants within the building envelope or equipment can be easily distributed through the conveyance of air by the HVAC system. Indoor pollution can take many forms including, but not limited to, bacteria, fungi/mold, particulate matter, and volatile organic compounds (VOC). The contaminants can be airborne or settle on surfaces. Above all they can negatively affect the well-being of building occupants. Since both commercial and residential mechanical contractors are the first responders to HVAC problems they can also be the first line of defense in detecting potential risks to IAQ. Do-it-yourself IAQ test kits from BHC, LLC and CE make it easy for mechanical contractors to provide basic evaluations or even resell the kits to their customers. CE has 27 has different test kits available.
IAQ Screen Check DIY Test Kits
IAQ Screen Check are easy to use DIY test kits that are suitable for both consumers and professionals. They include everything needed to take a sample from the environment. Users follow the instructions, collect the sample, fill out the chain of custody, and send the sample to EDLab. Once EDLab receives the sample it’s analyzed, and a findings report is provided in 5-7 business days. Depending on what type of contaminant is being investigated a specific IAQ Screen Check kit will provide tools to collect air samples (Air-O-Cell cassette with mini air pump or Badge collector), surface samples (Bio-Scan 400 tape lift) or liquid samples.
CE offers 18 IAQ Screen Check kits:
- Dust Mite
- FAST (Mold)
- House Dust
- Micro (Bio pollutants)
- Organic Vapor
- Smoke Particulate
To sum up, there are kits to test for nearly any factor that can have a negative impact on indoor air quality.
Evalu-aire® Test Kits
The Evalu-aire line of IAQ test kits are designed to test for a variety of contaminants utilizing both air and surface sample collection. Similarly, like the IAQ Screen Check kits they include easy to follow instructions, and everything needed to collect the samples to send to EDLab for analysis. Evalu-aire kits measure levels of pollutants such as, Mold, Pollen, Dust Mites (Intact), Skin Cells, Insect Parts, Fibers such as Fiberglass and more. The choice of kits varies in size from individual, one-time use, to contractor grade with an inventory to collect multiple samples from within single or multiple environments, for instance.
CE offers 9 IAQ Screen Check kits:
- Test Your Nest
- Pro Plus
- Tool Box for Contractors
IAQ Screen Check and Evalu-aire test kits are great way to get started with both specific and baseline indoor environmental evaluations. Firstly, these kits provide a way for end user consumers and HVAC professionals to test for potential IAQ issues. Secondly, they are an economical way to put IAQ testing into a preventative maintenance program.
If any of the tests come back with elevated or positive results for contaminants then that data gives a professional testing company like Pure Air Control Services, Inc. a head start in their investigation to confirm the severity and make recommendations to remediate the issue.
In short, BHC, EDLab and CE share a common purpose in their commitment to excellence in service, quality and technology.
IAQ Screen Check and Evalu-aire test kits are available form Carrier Enterprise and CEHVAC. They are also available at through their many national distributors.
To learn more about these test kits, please use the contact information below.
Building Health Check, LLC please contact Alan Wozniak at 1-800-422-7873 ext 802. You can also visit buildinghealthcheck.com.
For the EDLab, please contact Dr. Rajiv Sahay at 1-800-422-7873 ext 304 and visit edlab.org.
For Carrier Enterprise, LLC, please contact Rob Gallant at 1-480-249-6516 and also visit cehvac.com