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

Air Quality

Contrary to popular belief, the bulk of our exposure to pollutants takes place indoors rather than outdoors – indoor air can be two-to-five times more polluted than air outside, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and make sure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

The first step to checking the indoor air quality of your home is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience indoors? Poor air quality can easily be acknowledged through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that typically can be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best gauge to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outdoors.

The next step toward enhancing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these signs of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at House of Heating Incorporated are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work together with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire home and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can talk about all the selections we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at House of Heating Incorporated in Marshfield and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 888-384-3163 or setting up an appointment with us online.

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