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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and confirm that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?
The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your residence is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience indoors? 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 determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are away from your home.
The next step toward enhancing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can become 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 displays of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Age Heating & Cooling are more than happy 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 through your entire house and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.
Our professionals can talk about all the choices we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Age Heating & Cooling in Sandpoint and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 208-578-4258 or arranging an appointment with us online.