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

October 24, 2016

According to the EPA about 90% of our lives are spent indoors, including the office and in your own Opelika home. A lot of our exposure to contaminants occurs indoors, with indoor air being two-to-five times more polluted than outdoor air. That is why your home’s indoor air quality is vital for better health. So what are some signals that you may need to better your indoor air quality?

How You Feel

There are quite a few physical symptoms of bad indoor air quality in Opelika, such as: fatigue, watery eyes, headaches, coughing, sneezing and a host of others. The symptoms can often be mistaken for other ailments such as allergies or a cold. If your symptoms seem to disappear when you’re outside of the house, it may be an indoor air quality matter.

Odors and Damage

Poor indoor air quality doesn’t just play a role in your health; it could damage the things in your home. You might start noticing your walls or ceilings look different, your wood furniture warping or your paint chipping. These are all things that show that you could have reduced indoor air quality. There also might be a musty smell that is always around.

If your home seems to be affected by poor indoor air quality, we carry Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve your indoor air quality. Our products work hand-in-hand with your heating and cooling system to get the job done. We also have the industry-leading air purification system that takes on all three types of indoor air pollution normally found indoors. Our Healthy Climate® ventilation system will keep fresh air flowing through your home, which could also decrease the levels of contaminants.

Your home comfort and your health are important to Farnell Mechanical, Inc. in Opelika. Our experts can talk you through all of the options we have to better your indoor air quality and keep you breathing easy. We are ready to answer any questions you could have, just give us a call at 334-245-4748.



1https://www.cpsc.gov/Safety-Education/Safety-Guides/Home/The-Inside-Story-A-Guide-to-Indoor-Air-Quality