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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the greatest 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 residence 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 typically can 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 away from your home.

The next stage toward increasing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items around 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 disappear. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve identified any of these indicators of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work alongside your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire residence and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can discuss all the selections we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. in Manassas and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 703-260-1148 or arranging an appointment with us online.

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