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

In spite of 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and confirm that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

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 can often be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best check to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outdoors.

The next stage 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 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 greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these displays of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Clean Air HVAC are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work alongside your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire house 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 a big deal to us at Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 925-689-7017 or setting up an appointment with us online.