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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. Plus, 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 house?

The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your house is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience indoors? Poor air quality can easily be recognized 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 check to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outside of your home.

The next phase toward increasing 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 might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. 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 displays of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire house 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 advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 801-969-7088 or setting up an appointment with us online.