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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 Bakersfield home. A lot of our exposure to impurities occurs indoors, with indoor air being two-to-five times more polluted than outdoor air. That is why your home’s indoor air quality is crucial for better health. So what are some signals that you may need to better your indoor air quality?

How You Feel

There are quite a few physical symptoms of poor indoor air quality in Bakersfield, 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 go away when you’re outside of the house, it could be an indoor air quality issue.

Odors and Damage

Poor indoor air quality doesn’t just affect your health; it may damage the things 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 may have bad indoor air quality. There also might be a musty smell that never goes away.

If your home seems to be affected by reduced indoor air quality, we have Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to better 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 usually found indoors. Our Healthy Climate® ventilation system will keep fresh air flowing through your home, which could also reduce the levels of impurities.

Your home comfort and your health are important to Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Bakersfield. Our pros can talk you through all of the products we have to boost your indoor air quality and keep you breathing easy. We are ready to answer any questions you might have, just give us a call at 661-437-3499 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