How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Despite 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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are expended indoors. How can we make sure 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 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 indoors? Poor air quality can easily be acknowledged 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 outdoors.

The next stage 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 begin to warp or chip. There may also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Contra Costa Heating & AC are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work alongside your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire house and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can talk about all the selections we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Contra Costa Heating & AC in the Bay Area and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 510-343-9841 or scheduling an appointment with us online.

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