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

Air Quality

According to the EPA nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors, including the office and within your own Columbia home. The majority of our exposure to impurities happens indoors, with indoor air being two-to-five times more polluted than outdoor air. That is why your home’s indoor air quality is essential for great health. So what are some signals that you may need to improve your indoor air quality?

How You Feel

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

Odors and Damage

Reduced indoor air quality doesn’t just impact your health; it could damage the furniture in your home. You might start noticing your walls or ceilings look different, your wood furniture warping or your paint chipping. These are all indicators that you might have reduced indoor air quality. There also could be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away.

If your home seems to be affected by poor indoor air quality, we have Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve your indoor air quality. Our products work hand-in-hand 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 reduce the levels of contaminants.

Your home comfort and your health are important to Watts Electric & A/C Inc in Columbia. Our professionals 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 could have, just give us a call at 601-736-7362 or schedule an appointment with us online.



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