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

October 24, 2016

Contrary to 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and confirm that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?

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 when you are indoors? Poor air quality can easily be identified through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that can often be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best check to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outdoors.

The next stage toward enhancing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There may also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these signs of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Dearing's Service & Solutions are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work alongside your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through 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 improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Dearing's Service & Solutions in Huntingburg and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 812-200-5844 or scheduling an appointment with us online.