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

October 24, 2016

In spite of popular belief, the bulk of our exposure to pollutants occurs 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 consumed indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and make sure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?

The first step to examining 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 acknowledged through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that can often 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 away from your home.

The next step 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 leave. 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 indicators of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire home 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 advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning in Moline and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 309-323-9584 or scheduling an appointment with us online.