How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 In spite of popular belief, the bulk 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 ensure that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and confirm that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our house? The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your residence is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience inside? 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 check to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outside of your home. The next stage toward improving air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There may 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 noticed any of these signs of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Air Houston Mechanical LLC are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work together with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire residence and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can talk about all the choices we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Humble and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 832-777-1521 or arranging an appointment with us online.