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

Despite popular belief, most 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 expended indoors. How can we check 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 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 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 check 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 improving air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can appear 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 items 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 Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work alongside your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire house 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 advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning in Lodi and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 209-368-0556 or scheduling an appointment with us online.