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

In spite of popular belief, most of our exposure to pollutants takes place 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 expended indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and make sure that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

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 indoors? Poor air quality can easily be recognized 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 you see them go away once you are away from your home.

The next stage toward improving air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve identified any of these indicators of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Air Alliance Team are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire house and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can talk about all the selections we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Air Alliance Team in Saint Charles and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 636-229-1544 or arranging an appointment with us online.

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