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

In spite of popular belief, the bulk 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 expended indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and make sure that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in your 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 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 check to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outdoors.

The next phase toward enhancing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings.

If you’ve noticed any of these displays of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc are available 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 around your entire residence 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 critical to us at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Mobile and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 251-471-2674 or setting up an appointment with us online.