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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 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 spent indoors. How can we check 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 inspecting the indoor air quality of your residence 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 typically can be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best measure to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outdoors.

The next phase toward enhancing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. 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 nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at 1st Choice Service Group 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 around your entire home and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the options we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at 1st Choice Service Group Inc in Asheville and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 828-551-2913 or setting up an appointment with us online.