Contrary to popular belief, most of our exposure to pollutants happens 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 spent indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and make sure 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 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 see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outdoors.
The next phase toward improving air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings.
If you’ve observed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work alongside your existing 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 share all the choices we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 760-784-9034 or arranging an appointment with us online.