Despite popular belief, most of our exposure to pollutants occurs 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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the highest 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 inspecting the indoor air quality of your house is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience inside? Poor air quality can easily be recognized through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that can often be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best measure to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are away from your home.
The next stage toward increasing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There may 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 greatly 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 AZ Air Conditioning and Heating are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire home and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.
Our professionals can share all the choices we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating in Los Angeles and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 800-296-5088 or scheduling an appointment with us online.