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

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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are expended indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and confirm that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our 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 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 gauge to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outside of your home.

The next stage toward improving 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 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 seriously impact your belongings.

If you’ve noticed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Abilene Air-Tech Inc are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work alongside your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire residence and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can talk about all the choices we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 325-692-5850 or arranging an appointment with us online.