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

Contrary to popular belief, most of our exposure to pollutants takes place 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 highest it can be and make sure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?

The first step to examining 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 gauge to decide 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 inspecting for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can also 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 identified any of these displays of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Arrings A/C & Heating are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work together with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire house and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can talk about all the selections we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Arrings A/C & Heating in Humble and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 281-713-8304 or arranging an appointment with us online.