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

In spite of popular belief, the bulk 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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are expended indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and make sure that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in your 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 identified 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 check to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outdoors.

The next stage toward improving air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these displays of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work with your current 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 discuss all the options we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Oxford and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 662-281-1231 or scheduling an appointment with us online.

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