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How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

In spite of popular belief, the bulk 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 consumed indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and confirm that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?

The first step to checking 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 can often 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 you see them go away once you are away from your home.

The next phase toward increasing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously 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 Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire residence and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can discuss all the choices we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. in West Palm Beach and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 561-401-0011 or arranging an appointment with us online.