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

Contrary to popular belief, the majority 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 expended indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and ensure that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

The first step to examining 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 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 gauge to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are away from your home.

The next phase toward improving air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There might 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 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 Paso Robles Heating and Air are more than happy 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 home 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 very important to us at Paso Robles Heating and Air in Paso Robles and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 805-238-7553 or arranging an appointment with us online.