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

Despite 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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and make sure that our health isn’t 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 inside? Poor air quality can easily be acknowledged 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 subside once you are outdoors.

The next phase toward increasing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can begin 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 seriously impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these displays of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Central Air Inc are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work together 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 increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Central Air Inc in Portland Metro and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 503-656-1908 or scheduling an appointment with us online.