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

October 24, 2016

Contrary to 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. Plus, 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 will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our 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 indoors? 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 away from your home.

The next phase toward enhancing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There may also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these factors 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 nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work together with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire house and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can discuss all the choices we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC in Booneville and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 662-269-8716 or setting up an appointment with us online.