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

October 24, 2016

Contrary to 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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent 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 home?

The first step to inspecting 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 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 you see them go away once you are away from your home.

The next step toward improving air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can look 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 seriously 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 Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work together with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire house and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can discuss all the choices we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 513-268-5164 or arranging an appointment with us online.