woman struggling with indoor air quality

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

Despite 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 consumed indoors. How can we ensure 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 house?

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 when you are indoors? Poor air quality can easily be identified through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that typically can be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best gauge to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are away from your home.

The next step toward improving air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can begin to 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 significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these signs of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Summit Air Conditioning Inc are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work together 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 talk about all the selections we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Summit Air Conditioning Inc in West Palm Beach and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 561-582-3390 or arranging an appointment with us online.