woman struggling with indoor air quality

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

In spite of popular belief, the bulk 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 expended indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and make sure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our 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 indoors? Poor air quality can easily be identified through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that may be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best check to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outdoors.

The next stage toward increasing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings.

If you’ve noticed any of these displays of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Gordon Air Conditioning are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work together with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire house and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can discuss all the choices we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 850-682-5509 or arranging an appointment with us online.