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

Despite popular belief, most 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 make sure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and ensure that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?

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 outside of your home.

The next step toward increasing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There could 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 significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these displays of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work alongside your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire home and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the choices we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 979-532-2511 or scheduling an appointment with us online.