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

October 24, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, most 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. Also, 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 ensure that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

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

The next stage toward improving air quality is examining 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 might 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 seriously impact your belongings.

If you’ve identified 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 available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work together with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire residence and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the selections we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc in Plainfield and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 815-410-1231 or arranging an appointment with us online.