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

Contrary to 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are expended indoors. How can we check 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 house 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 recognized 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 gauge to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outdoors.

The next stage toward increasing air quality is examining 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 might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve identified any of these displays of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Aireforce Heating & Air 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 house and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the choices we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Aireforce Heating & Air Inc in Santee and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 619-448-2470 or setting up an appointment with us online.