Despite 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 spent indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and confirm that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?
The first step to checking the indoor air quality of your home 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 decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outdoors.
The next step toward increasing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can look 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 items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings.
If you’ve noticed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Clean Air HVAC are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work together with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire house and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.
Our professionals can discuss all the choices we have with you to advance 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 may have by calling us at 925-233-6238 or arranging an appointment with us online.