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

October 24, 2016

In spite of 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 expended indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the highest 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 indoors? Poor air quality can easily be recognized 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 check to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outdoors.

The next phase toward improving air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items within 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 go away. All of these factors 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 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 improve indoor air quality that work together with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire residence 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 Cool Power LLC in Ronkonkoma and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 631-246-4029 or arranging an appointment with us online.