Despite popular belief, the majority of our exposure to pollutants happens 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 highest it can be and ensure that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?
The first step to checking the indoor air quality of your home 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 can often 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 outdoors.
The next step toward increasing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There might 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 seriously impact your belongings.
If you’ve noticed any of these displays of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work together with your current 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 share all the options we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. in the Rio Grande Valley and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 956-381-1162 or arranging an appointment with us online.