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

Despite popular belief, the bulk 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and confirm that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in our 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 recognized 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 measure to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outside of your home.

The next step toward increasing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There could 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 significantly impact your belongings.

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

Our professionals can talk about all the options we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Heartland Heating & Cooling in Grimes and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 515-344-3579 or setting up an appointment with us online.

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