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

According to the EPA almost 90% of our lives are spent indoors, including the office and in your own the Main Line home. The majority of our exposure to contaminants occurs indoors, with indoor air being two-to-five times more contaminated than outdoor air. That is why your home’s indoor air quality is vital for better health. So what are some signs that you may need to boost your indoor air quality?

How You Feel

There are a variety of physical symptoms of poor indoor air quality in the Main Line, such as: fatigue, watery eyes, headaches, coughing, sneezing and a host of others. The symptoms can often be mistaken for other ailments such as allergies or a cold. If your symptoms seem to vanish when you’re outside of the house, it might be an indoor air quality issue.

Odors and Damage

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

If your home seems to be suffering from poor indoor air quality, we have Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve your indoor air quality. Our products work alongside your heating and cooling system to get the job done. We also have the industry-leading air purification system that combats all three types of indoor air pollution typically found indoors. Our Healthy Climate® ventilation system will keep fresh air flowing through your home, which may also decrease the levels of pollutants.

Your home comfort and your health are important to O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning in the Main Line. Our professionals can talk you through all of the products 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 610-626-2540 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