How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 Contrary to popular belief, the majority 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 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 our 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 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 measure to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are away from your home. The next step toward improving air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. 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 displays of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Air Quality Solutions are more than happy 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 throughout your entire house and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can discuss all the selections we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Air Quality Solutions in Grove City and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 614-871-4144 or setting up an appointment with us online.