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

October 24, 2016

Despite popular belief, most 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 expended indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and confirm 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 residence 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 may be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best measure to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are away from your home.

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

If you’ve identified any of these signs of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire residence 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 Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 224-412-8308 or scheduling an appointment with us online.