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

Despite popular belief, the majority 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 consumed indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and confirm that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

The first step to inspecting the indoor air quality of your residence is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience inside? Poor air quality can easily be identified through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that may 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 you see them go away once you are away from your home.

The next stage toward enhancing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can start to 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 observed any of these signs of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work alongside your current 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 options we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling in Alliance and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 308-646-3827 or setting up an appointment with us online.

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