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

Despite popular belief, the majority of our exposure to pollutants happens 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 best it can be and confirm that our health will not be 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 can often be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best check to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outside of your home.

The next phase toward increasing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can also 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 significantly 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 James Heating & A/C, Inc are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire residence and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the selections we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at James Heating & A/C, Inc in Lexington and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 336-853-6070 or arranging an appointment with us online.