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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 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and ensure that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?

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 inside? Poor air quality can easily be acknowledged through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that typically can be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best measure to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are away from your home.

The next stage toward increasing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly 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 Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work alongside your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire home and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the selections we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. in Midlothian and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 804-379-1155 or arranging an appointment with us online.