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

October 24, 2016

According to the EPA nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors, including the office and inside your own Scottsboro home. A lot of our exposure to impurities takes place indoors, with indoor air being two-to-five times more polluted than outdoor air. That is why your home’s indoor air quality is vital for great health. So what are some indicators that you may need to boost your indoor air quality?

How You Feel

There are a number of physical symptoms of poor indoor air quality in Scottsboro, such as: fatigue, watery eyes, headaches, coughing, sneezing and a number of others. The symptoms can often be misidentified as other ailments such as allergies or a cold. If your symptoms seem to go away when you’re outside of the house, it could be an indoor air quality problem.

Odors and Damage

Reduced indoor air quality doesn’t just play a role in your health; it may damage the things in your home. You might start noticing your walls or ceilings look discolored, your wood furniture warping or your paint chipping. These are all things that show that you may have reduced indoor air quality. There also might be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away.

If your home seems to be impacted by bad indoor air quality, we have Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to boost your indoor air quality. Our products work hand-in-hand with your heating and cooling system to get the job done. We also have the industry-leading air purification system that combats all three types of indoor air pollution typically found indoors. Our Healthy Climate® ventilation system will keep fresh air flowing through your home, which may also reduce the levels of impurities.

Your home comfort and your health are important to Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. in Scottsboro. Our experts can talk you through all of the options we have to improve your indoor air quality and keep you breathing easy. We are ready to answer any questions you could have, just give us a call at 256-574-1300.



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