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

In spite of popular belief, most 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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and confirm that our health isn’t 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 inside? Poor air quality can easily be identified 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 see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outside of your home.

The next phase toward improving air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items around 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 go away. 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 displays of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Cytech Heating & Cooling are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work alongside your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire home and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can discuss 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 in the Upper Rio Grande Valley and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 956-630-3522 or scheduling an appointment with us online.