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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 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 expended indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the greatest 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 checking the indoor air quality of your home is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience indoors? 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 gauge to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are away from your home.

The next phase toward improving air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can begin to 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 noticed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire residence and can lower 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 very important to us at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service in Raceland and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 985-537-6795 or scheduling an appointment with us online.