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

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 highest it can be and ensure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your home is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience inside? Poor air quality can easily be acknowledged 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 gauge to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outdoors.

The next step toward increasing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items around 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 items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve identified any of these signs of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Colvin's Heating and Cooling are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire home and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can talk about all the options we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Colvin's Heating and Cooling in Excelsior Springs and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 816-379-3918 or scheduling an appointment with us online.

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