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

Despite popular belief, the bulk 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. Also, 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 ensure 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 house 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 may be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best measure to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outside of your home.

The next stage toward increasing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can begin to 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 significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve identified any of these signs of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Scott Temperature are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work together with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire home and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can discuss all the choices 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 scheduling an appointment with us online.

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