Contrary to popular belief, most 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 consumed indoors. How can we ensure 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 house?
The first step to checking the indoor air quality of your home 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 can often be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best measure to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outdoors.
The next stage toward improving air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There might 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 concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work alongside your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire house and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.
Our professionals can discuss all the selections we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley City and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 801-305-4777 or scheduling an appointment with us online.