Despite popular belief, the bulk 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 make sure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and confirm that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our 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 when you are 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 measure to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outdoors.
The next phase toward enhancing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings.
If you’ve observed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. are more than happy 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 house and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.
Our professionals can share 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 Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 918-682-8238 or arranging an appointment with us online.