In spite of popular belief, the bulk 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 spent indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and make sure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our 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 indoors? Poor air quality can easily be identified through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that typically can be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best measure to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outside of your home.
The next stage toward enhancing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings.
If you’ve identified any of these signs of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning are more than happy 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 throughout your entire residence and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.
Our professionals can talk about all the choices we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning in Arlington and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 360-255-5857 or arranging an appointment with us online.