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

October 24, 2016

Despite 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. 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 highest it can be and confirm that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in our home?

The first step to inspecting the indoor air quality of your home is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience inside? 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 gauge to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outdoors.

The next step toward improving air quality is inspecting 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 could 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 noticed any of these signs of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Durable Service are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire home and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can discuss all the choices we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Durable Service in Holdrege and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 308-995-8177 or scheduling an appointment with us online.