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

Despite popular belief, the majority 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 consumed indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and confirm that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our 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 recognized 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 check to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are away from your home.

The next step toward improving air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these signs of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. 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 through your entire home and can lower 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 Farnell Mechanical, Inc. in Opelika and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 334-524-2458 or setting up an appointment with us online.