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

Air Quality

Contrary to 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 expended indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and confirm that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

The first step to inspecting the indoor air quality of your home is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience inside? Poor air quality can easily be recognized 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 check to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outdoors.

The next step toward enhancing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve noticed any of these signs of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire residence 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 improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc in Stuart and West Palm Beach areas and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 772-247-0337 or scheduling an appointment with us online.

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