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

October 24, 2016

Despite 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and confirm that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

The first step to inspecting 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 can often be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best measure to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are away from your home.

The next step toward increasing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There may 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 seriously impact your belongings.

If you’ve noticed any of these displays of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Scott Temperature are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work alongside your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through 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 improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Scott Temperature in Lawrence and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 785-269-0465 or arranging an appointment with us online.