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. 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 best it can be and confirm that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in our house? The first step to checking the indoor air quality of your residence 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 typically can be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best gauge to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outdoors. The next stage toward increasing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There could 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 significantly impact your belongings. If you’ve identified any of these signs of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Craig's Heating & Cooling are here 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 throughout your entire house and can lower 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 critical to us at Craig's Heating & Cooling in Bountiful and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 801-295-3357 or scheduling an appointment with us online.