In spite of popular belief, most 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 make sure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and ensure 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 house is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience when you are 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 gauge 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 enhancing air quality is examining 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 might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings.
If you’ve observed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at House of Heating Incorporated are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire home and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.
Our professionals can talk about all the choices we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at House of Heating Incorporated in Marshfield and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 715-384-3163 or arranging an appointment with us online.