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

October 24, 2016

In spite of popular belief, the majority 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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we check 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 our house?

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

The next phase toward enhancing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There may 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 greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these displays of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at True Temp Heating & Air Inc are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire home and can decrease 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 True Temp Heating & Air Inc in Chatsworth and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 706-695-7492 or scheduling an appointment with us online.