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

October 24, 2016

Despite popular belief, most of our exposure to pollutants occurs 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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and ensure that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

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

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

If you’ve observed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work together with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire house and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the choices we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air in Genoa and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 847-306-8990 or setting up an appointment with us online.