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

According to the EPA almost 90% of our lives are spent indoors, including the office and in your own Greater Richmond home. The majority of our exposure to impurities takes place indoors, with indoor air being two-to-five times more contaminated than outdoor air. That is why your home’s indoor air quality is crucial for better health. So what are some signs that you may need to improve your indoor air quality?

How You Feel

There are a variety of physical symptoms of poor indoor air quality in Greater Richmond, like: fatigue, watery eyes, headaches, coughing, sneezing and a variety of others. The symptoms can often be mistaken for other illnesses such as allergies or a cold. If your symptoms seem to disappear when you’re outside of the house, it may be an indoor air quality issue.

Odors and Damage

Bad indoor air quality doesn’t just impact your health; it may damage the things in your home. You might start noticing your walls or ceilings look tarnished, your wood furniture warping or your paint chipping. These are all indicators that you may have bad indoor air quality. There also might be a musty smell that is always around.

If your home seems to be affected by poor indoor air quality, we have Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to boost your indoor air quality. Our products work in tandem with your heating and cooling system to get the job done. We also have the industry-leading air purification system that takes on all three types of indoor air pollution usually found indoors. Our Healthy Climate® ventilation system will keep fresh air flowing through your home, which may also decrease the levels of contaminants.

Your home comfort and your health are important to Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling in Greater Richmond. Our professionals can talk you through all of the choices we have to boost your indoor air quality and keep you breathing easy. We are ready to answer any questions you might have, just give us a call at 804-302-6657.



1https://www.cpsc.gov/Safety-Education/Safety-Guides/Home/The-Inside-Story-A-Guide-to-Indoor-Air-Quality
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