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 spent indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and ensure that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?
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 inside? Poor air quality can easily be acknowledged 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 measure to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outdoors.
The next phase toward enhancing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings.
If you’ve noticed any of these signs of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Integrity AC & Heating LLC are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work together with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire house and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.
Our professionals can discuss all the options we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Integrity AC & Heating LLC in Phoenix and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 602-971-0567 or scheduling an appointment with us online.