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

According to the EPA nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors, including the office and inside your own Elmhurst home. A lot of our exposure to impurities happens indoors, with indoor air being two-to-five times more dirty than outdoor air. That is why your home’s indoor air quality is crucial for great 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 reduced indoor air quality in Elmhurst, like: fatigue, watery eyes, headaches, coughing, sneezing and a variety of others. The symptoms can often be misidentified as other illnesses such as allergies or a cold. If your symptoms seem to go away when you’re outside of the house, it might be an indoor air quality matter.

Odors and Damage

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

If your home seems to be affected by poor indoor air quality, we have Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to boost your indoor air quality. Our products work in tandem 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 reduce the levels of contaminants.

Your home comfort and your health are important to Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. in Elmhurst. Our professionals 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 630-833-1100 or schedule an appointment with us online.



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