In spite of popular belief, the majority 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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent 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 your home?
The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your home is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience when you are 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 measure to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outside of your home.
The next step 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 start to warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings.
If you’ve identified any of these indicators of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Wallpe Heating & Cooling are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work together with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire home and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.
Our professionals can discuss all the choices we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Wallpe Heating & Cooling in Greensburg and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 812-663-7252 or scheduling an appointment with us online.