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

In spite of popular belief, most 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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are expended indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and confirm that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?

The first step to checking the indoor air quality of your home is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience when you are 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 away from your home.

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

If you’ve identified any of these displays of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Northern Comfort Inc are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire home and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can talk about all the options we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Northern Comfort Inc in Mankato area and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 507-307-4818 or setting up an appointment with us online.

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