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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 Longview home. A lot of our exposure to contaminants 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 great health. So what are some signs that you may need to better your indoor air quality?

How You Feel

There are a number of physical symptoms of poor indoor air quality in Longview, for example: 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 disappear when you’re outside of the house, it could be an indoor air quality matter.

Odors and Damage

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

If your home seems to be affected by reduced indoor air quality, we carry 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 can also reduce the levels of impurities.

Your home comfort and your health are important to Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. in Longview. 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 903-758-0701 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