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

October 24, 2016

According to the EPA about 90% of our lives are spent indoors, including the office and in your own Houston home. The majority of our exposure to pollutants occurs indoors, with indoor air being two-to-five times more dirty than outdoor air. That is why your home’s indoor air quality is essential for good health. So what are some signs that you may need to improve your indoor air quality?

How You Feel

There are a variety of physical symptoms of reduced indoor air quality in Houston, such as: fatigue, watery eyes, headaches, coughing, sneezing and a host of others. The symptoms can often be incorrectly identified as other ailments such as allergies or a cold. If your symptoms seem to vanish when you’re outside of the house, it could be an indoor air quality problem.

Odors and Damage

Bad indoor air quality doesn’t just affect your health; it might damage the furniture in your home. You could start noticing your walls or ceilings look discolored, your wood furniture warping or your paint chipping. These are all signs that you might have poor indoor air quality. There also could be a musty smell that never goes away.

If your home seems to be impacted by bad indoor air quality, we have Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to better 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 takes on all three types of indoor air pollution typically found indoors. Our Healthy Climate® ventilation system will keep fresh air flowing through your home, which could also decrease the levels of contaminants.

Your home comfort and your health are important to Marcos AC & Heating in Houston. Our professionals can talk you through all of the options we have to boost 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 713-469-3357.



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