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

In spite of 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 consumed indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and make sure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?

The first step to inspecting 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 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 see 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 inspecting for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can look 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 greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve identified any of these indicators of poor air quality and are concerned 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 with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire residence and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can discuss all the options we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 951-299-9853 or scheduling an appointment with us online.

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