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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 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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed 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 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 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 check to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outdoors.

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

If you’ve identified any of these displays of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Cool Air Solutions are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work alongside your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire residence and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the options we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 951-676-2665 or scheduling an appointment with us online.