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 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. Additionally, 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 is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our home? The first step to inspecting 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 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 away from your home. The next phase toward improving air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings. If you’ve noticed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Superior Comfort Systems are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work together with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire home and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can share all the choices we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Superior Comfort Systems in Hendersonville and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 828-775-5176 or arranging an appointment with us online.