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

October 24, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, most 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 consumed indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and make sure that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?

The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your house 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 typically can be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best gauge to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are away from your home.

The next step toward improving air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. 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 indicators of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work together with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire home and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the options we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 601-292-9763 or setting up an appointment with us online.