How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 In spite of popular belief, most 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 consumed indoors. How can we check 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 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 when you are indoors? Poor air quality can easily be recognized 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 gauge to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outside of your home. The next step toward enhancing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly 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 Comfort Zone Inc are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work together with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire house and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can discuss all the selections we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Comfort Zone Inc in Cape Coral and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 239-574-2327 or scheduling an appointment with us online.