Despite popular belief, the bulk 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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are expended indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and ensure that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?
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 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 measure to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outside of your home.
The next stage toward increasing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings.
If you’ve noticed any of these displays of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Street Heating and Cooling are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work with your present 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 selections we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Street Heating and Cooling in Rapid City and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 605-206-3915 or arranging an appointment with us online.