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

In spite of 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 spent indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and make sure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in your 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 indoors? 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 decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outside of your home.

The next stage toward improving air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve noticed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc are here 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 throughout your entire house and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can talk about all the choices we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc in Plainfield and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 815-768-6656 or setting up an appointment with us online.