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

Contrary to 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 consumed indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and confirm that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

The first step to inspecting the indoor air quality of your residence is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience inside? Poor air quality can easily be identified 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 determine 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 checking for odors or damage in the items within 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 greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these signs of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire home and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can talk about all the choices we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces in Alliance and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 308-646-3827 or scheduling an appointment with us online.

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