Despite popular belief, the majority of our exposure to pollutants happens 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and ensure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?
The first step to inspecting the indoor air quality of your house is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience inside? Poor air quality can easily be recognized through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that may 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 outside of your home.
The next phase toward increasing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings.
If you’ve noticed any of these signs of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Home Comfort Heating & Air are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work together with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire home and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.
Our professionals can share all the choices we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Home Comfort Heating & Air in Elk River and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 763-276-0617 or arranging an appointment with us online.