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

October 24, 2016

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 spent indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and confirm that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our home?

The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your home is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience when you are indoors? Poor air quality can easily be acknowledged 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 determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are away from your home.

The next phase toward increasing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can look 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 factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these displays of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at JTech Mechanical are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work alongside your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire home and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the options we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at JTech Mechanical in Magnolia and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 281-231-8768 or scheduling an appointment with us online.