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

October 24, 2016

Despite 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. 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 ensure that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?

The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your residence 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 gauge to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outdoors.

The next stage toward enhancing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can also 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 greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these displays of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 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 discuss all the options we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Northglenn and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 303-452-4146 or scheduling an appointment with us online.