Contrary to popular belief, the majority of our exposure to pollutants takes place 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 expended indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and make sure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our home?
The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your residence is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience indoors? Poor air quality can easily be recognized 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 you see them go away once you are outside of 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 also warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings.
If you’ve observed any of these signs of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Precision Mechanical are available 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 through your entire residence and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.
Our professionals can talk about all the options we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Precision Mechanical in Rapid City and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 605-206-3766 or setting up an appointment with us online.