In spite of popular belief, most 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and ensure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our home?
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 indoors? 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 decide 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 increasing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings.
If you’ve observed any of these displays of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at B&D Air Conditioning are here 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 throughout your entire home and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.
Our professionals can talk about all the choices we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at B&D Air Conditioning in Safford and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 928-432-6018 or setting up an appointment with us online.