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 inside your own Gresham home. The majority of our exposure to contaminants happens indoors, with indoor air being two-to-five times more contaminated than outdoor air. That is why your home’s indoor air quality is essential for great health. So what are some indicators that you may need to boost your indoor air quality?

How You Feel

There are a variety of physical symptoms of reduced indoor air quality in Gresham, such as: fatigue, watery eyes, headaches, coughing, sneezing and a host of others. The symptoms can often be mistaken for other illnesses such as allergies or a cold. If your symptoms seem to disappear 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 affect your health; it may damage the furniture in your home. You could start noticing your walls or ceilings look tarnished, your wood furniture warping or your paint chipping. These are all indicators that you might have poor indoor air quality. There also could be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away.

If your home seems to be impacted by poor indoor air quality, we carry Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to better 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 usually found indoors. Our Healthy Climate® ventilation system will keep fresh air flowing through your home, which may also lower the levels of pollutants.

Your home comfort and your health are important to Honke Heating & AC in Gresham. Our pros 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 may have, just give us a call at 503-663-8033.



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