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

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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and ensure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?

The first step to examining 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 typically can be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best gauge to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outside of your home.

The next phase toward increasing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There might 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 signs of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work alongside your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire house and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can talk about all the options we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC in Vancouver and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 360-571-5100 or arranging an appointment with us online.