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

Air Quality

In spite of 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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we make sure 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 house?

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 inside? Poor air quality can easily be identified 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 measure to determine 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 checking for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There might 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 observed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Innovative Mechanical, LLC are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work together with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire residence and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the options we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Innovative Mechanical, LLC in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 770-726-7407 or setting up an appointment with us online.

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