Contrary to popular belief, most of our exposure to pollutants happens 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 make sure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our home?
The first step to checking 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 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 check to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are away from your home.
The next step toward enhancing air quality is examining 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 might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings.
If you’ve identified any of these displays of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Goode Bros AC & Heating are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work alongside your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire residence and can reduce 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 critical to us at Goode Bros AC & Heating in Longview and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 903-284-2612 or arranging an appointment with us online.