Despite 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 check that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and ensure that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in our home?
The first step to checking 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 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 they go away once you are away from your home.
The next phase toward improving 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 might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings.
If you’ve observed any of these displays of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at B & B Heating & Cooling 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 discuss all the selections we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at B & B Heating & Cooling in Florissant and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 314-325-7552 or setting up an appointment with us online.