Contrary to popular belief, the majority of our exposure to pollutants takes place 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 spent indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and make sure that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?
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 acknowledged 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 gauge to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outdoors.
The next step toward increasing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There may 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 significantly impact your belongings.
If you’ve identified any of these indicators of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning are more than happy 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 throughout your entire home and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.
Our professionals can discuss all the selections we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning in Pflugerville and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 512-355-1482 or arranging an appointment with us online.