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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and ensure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our home?
The first step to examining 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 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 away from your home.
The next phase toward enhancing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can also 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 greatly impact your belongings.
If you’ve observed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning 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 throughout your entire residence and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.
Our professionals can talk about all the options we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning in Derby and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 203-772-8319 or arranging an appointment with us online.