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

In spite of popular belief, most 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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we check 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 your home?

The first step to checking 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 acknowledged 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 subside once you are outside of your home.

The next phase toward increasing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve identified any of these signs of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Air Solutions, Inc are here 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 around your entire residence and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the options we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Air Solutions, Inc in Groves and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 409-962-2476 or setting up an appointment with us online.