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

Air Quality

Despite popular belief, the bulk 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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and ensure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?

The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your house is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience indoors? Poor air quality can easily be identified 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 determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are away from your home.

The next phase toward enhancing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. All of these items 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 All Elements Heating & Air LLC are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work together with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire house and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can discuss all the options we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at All Elements Heating & Air LLC in Marshall and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 903-702-3941 or scheduling an appointment with us online.

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