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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 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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we ensure 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 our home?

The first step to inspecting the indoor air quality of your house 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 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 you see them go away once you are away from your home.

The next phase toward improving air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can become 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 greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve noticed any of these signs of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work with your existing 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 discuss all the options we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning in Rocky Mount and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 540-483-5605 or setting up an appointment with us online.