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

October 24, 2016

In spite of 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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the best 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 residence is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience inside? Poor air quality can easily be acknowledged through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that typically can 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 outside of your home.

The next stage toward increasing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can appear 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 things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly 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 Farris Heating & Air are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work with your current 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 choices we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Farris Heating & Air in Bartlesville and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 918-534-8194 or scheduling an appointment with us online.