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 check that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and make sure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?
The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your residence 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 measure to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are away from your home.
The next stage toward enhancing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these items 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 concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at B & G HVAC are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work alongside your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire residence 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 improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at B & G HVAC in Marshalltown and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 641-316-3360 or arranging an appointment with us online.