How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

October 24, 2016

Despite popular belief, most of our exposure to pollutants occurs indoors rather than outdoors – indoor air can be two-to-five times more polluted than air outside, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and confirm that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

The first step to checking the indoor air quality of your residence is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience when you are indoors? Poor air quality can easily be acknowledged through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that can often be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best check to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are away from your home.

The next step toward improving air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these signs of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work alongside your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire residence and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can talk about all the options we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc in Circleville and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 740-474-5940 or scheduling an appointment with us online.