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

According to the EPA about 90% of our lives are spent indoors, including the office and within your own Utica home. The majority of our exposure to contaminants takes place indoors, with indoor air being two-to-five times more dirty than outdoor air. That is why your home’s indoor air quality is vital for good health. So what are some signals that you may need to boost your indoor air quality?

How You Feel

There are quite a few physical symptoms of bad indoor air quality in Utica, such as: 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 go away when you’re outside of the house, it may be an indoor air quality matter.

Odors and Damage

Poor indoor air quality doesn’t just affect your health; it might damage the things in your home. You could start noticing your walls or ceilings look different, 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 impacted by poor 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 handles all three types of indoor air pollution normally found indoors. Our Healthy Climate® ventilation system will keep fresh air flowing through your home, which may also decrease the levels of impurities.

Your home comfort and your health are important to Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Utica. Our pros can talk you through all of the choices we have to improve your indoor air quality and keep you breathing easy. We are ready to answer any questions you may have, just give us a call at 586-731-0950 or set up an appointment with us online.



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