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 make sure that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in our 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 indoors? Poor air quality can easily be identified 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 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 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 significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these displays of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning are here 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 home and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the choices 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 City and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 801-305-4777 or setting up an appointment with us online.

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