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

Contrary to popular belief, the bulk 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 expended indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and confirm that our health is not being 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 inside? Poor air quality can easily be recognized 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 check 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 stage toward enhancing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work together with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire house and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can talk about all the options we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 949-204-0859 or setting up an appointment with us online.

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