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

Despite 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are expended indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and make sure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our home?

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 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 they subside once you are outside of your home.

The next step toward increasing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There may also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings.

If you’ve identified any of these displays of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Point Heating & Cooling are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire residence and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the selections we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Point Heating & Cooling in Plover and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 715-345-1979 or arranging an appointment with us online.