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

Air Quality

Contrary to 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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we ensure 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 house?

The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your house is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience inside? Poor air quality can easily be acknowledged 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 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 step toward increasing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can become 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 factors 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 worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Kelley Mechanical are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire house and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can discuss all the options we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Kelley Mechanical in Lexington and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 859-209-3003 or setting up an appointment with us online.

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