In spite of 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and ensure that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in our home?
The first step to checking the indoor air quality of your home 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 typically can be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best measure to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outside of your home.
The next phase toward improving air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There may 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 significantly impact your belongings.
If you’ve identified any of these displays of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at H&C Heating and 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 throughout your entire residence and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.
Our professionals can discuss all the options we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at H&C Heating and Cooling in Laurel and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 301-960-3247 or setting up an appointment with us online.