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

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woman struggling with indoor air quality

Despite popular belief, most 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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and confirm that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

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 indoors? Poor air quality can easily be identified 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 measure to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outdoors.

The next stage toward increasing air quality is checking 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 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 identified any of these signs of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Econo Air are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire residence and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can talk about all the selections we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Econo Air in Southern California and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 714-695-6661 or arranging an appointment with us online.