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

Contrary to popular belief, most of our exposure to pollutants happens 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 best it can be and confirm that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our home?

The first step to checking the indoor air quality of your house 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 check to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are away from your home.

The next phase toward increasing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can begin 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 significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve identified any of these displays of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire house and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can discuss all the options we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc in Reeds Spring and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 417-739-4606 or scheduling an appointment with us online.