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 inside your own Columbia home. A lot of our exposure to contaminants occurs indoors, with indoor air being two-to-five times more contaminated than outdoor air. That is why your home’s indoor air quality is vital for better health. So what are some signs that you may need to better your indoor air quality?

How You Feel

There are a number of physical symptoms of poor indoor air quality in Columbia, for example: fatigue, watery eyes, headaches, coughing, sneezing and a number of others. The symptoms can often be incorrectly identified as other problems such as allergies or a cold. If your symptoms seem to go away when you’re outside of the house, it might be an indoor air quality issue.

Odors and Damage

Reduced indoor air quality doesn’t just play a role in your health; it might damage the items in your home. You could start noticing your walls or ceilings look different, your wood furniture warping or your paint chipping. These are all signs that you could have bad indoor air quality. There also may be a musty smell that never goes away.

If your home seems to be suffering from bad indoor air quality, we have Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to boost your indoor air quality. Our products work in tandem 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 typically found indoors. Our Healthy Climate® ventilation system will keep fresh air flowing through your home, which could also lower the levels of impurities.

Your home comfort and your health are important to Watts Electric & A/C Inc in Columbia. Our pros 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 may have, just give us a call at 601-736-7362.



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