How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 In spite of 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 consumed indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and make sure that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in our 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 when you are indoors? 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 see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are away from your home. The next stage toward increasing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings. If you’ve observed any of these signs of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at B & B Heating & Cooling are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire house 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 advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at B & B Heating & Cooling in Florissant and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 314-838-9800 or arranging an appointment with us online.