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

Contrary to popular belief, the bulk of our exposure to pollutants occurs 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 check that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and ensure 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 when you are indoors? 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 measure to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outdoors.

The next stage toward improving air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There might 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 significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve identified any of these indicators of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Cool Power LLC are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work together with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire house and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can discuss all the selections we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Cool Power LLC in Hauppauge and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 631-360-2665 or arranging an appointment with us online.