In spite of popular belief, the majority 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 expended indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and make sure that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?
The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your house is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience inside? 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 check to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are away from your home.
The next step toward increasing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There may also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings.
If you’ve identified any of these displays of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Patterson & Stirling Inc are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work with 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 discuss all the selections we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Patterson & Stirling Inc in Erie and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 814-308-0416 or setting up an appointment with us online.