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

October 24, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, the majority 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 expended indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and confirm that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your house is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience inside? 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 measure to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are away from your home.

The next phase toward improving air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There may also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly 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 Winters Heating and Cooling are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work together with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire house and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the selections we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Winters Heating and Cooling in Franklin and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 317-406-5783 or setting up an appointment with us online.