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

Contrary to popular belief, the majority 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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and make sure that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

The first step to checking 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 can often 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 go away once you are outdoors.

The next step toward enhancing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items within 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 go away. All of these things 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 concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Stieferman Heating Company Inc are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire residence and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can talk about all the choices we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Stieferman Heating Company Inc in Jefferson City and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 573-203-3908 or setting up an appointment with us online.

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