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

October 24, 2016

Despite popular belief, the majority 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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and make sure that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?

The first step to checking the indoor air quality of your residence 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 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 gauge to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outside of your home.

The next stage toward increasing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. 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 worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work alongside your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire house and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the selections we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning in Central Point and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 514-600-5499 or setting up an appointment with us online.