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

In spite of popular belief, the majority 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 consumed indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and make sure 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 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 decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outdoors.

The next step toward increasing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can become 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 observed any of these signs of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Ken Parker Service Inc are available 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 throughout your entire residence and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can talk about all the selections we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Ken Parker Service Inc in Greenville and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 903-883-2829 or arranging an appointment with us online.