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 happens 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 consumed indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and make sure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our 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 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 measure 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 within 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 items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings. If you’ve observed any of these signs of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling are here 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 around your entire home and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can share all the choices we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 816-286-7258 or arranging an appointment with us online.