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

October 24, 2016

Despite popular belief, the bulk of our exposure to pollutants takes place 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are expended indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and confirm that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

The first step to checking the indoor air quality of your house is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience indoors? Poor air quality can easily be acknowledged 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 they go away once you are outside of your home.

The next stage toward improving air quality is checking 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 factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve noticed any of these signs of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating are available 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 through your entire house and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share 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 Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating in Laguna Niguel and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 949-525-9119 or setting up an appointment with us online.