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

October 24, 2016

In spite of popular belief, most 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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are expended indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and ensure 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 identified 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 see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outdoors.

The next step toward improving air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can start to 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 greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve identified any of these displays of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire house and can lower 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 Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning in York and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 717-383-4479 or scheduling an appointment with us online.