In spite of 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we ensure 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 house is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience indoors? 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 determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outside of your home.
The next stage toward improving air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can appear 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 items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings.
If you’ve identified any of these signs of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire residence and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.
Our professionals can discuss all the options we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical 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 arranging an appointment with us online.