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

In spite of 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. 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 greatest it can be and ensure that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?

The first step to inspecting the indoor air quality of your home 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 can often be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best gauge to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outdoors.

The next step toward improving air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There could 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 greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Tri County Air Care LLC are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work alongside your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire residence and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can talk about all the choices we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Tri County Air Care LLC in Dallas and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 469-617-3437 or arranging an appointment with us online.