Contrary to 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 highest it can be and confirm that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in your 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 indoors? 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 measure to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away 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 become discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings.
If you’ve identified any of these signs of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at GV Heating & Air are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire home and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.
Our professionals can talk about all the selections we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at GV Heating & Air in Crystal and Twin Cities and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 763-535-2000 or arranging an appointment with us online.