How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 Contrary to 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. Additionally, 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 ensure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our home? The first step to checking the indoor air quality of your house 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 measure to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outdoors. The next step toward increasing 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 disappear. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings. If you’ve observed any of these signs of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at US Air Heating and Cooling are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work alongside your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout 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 US Air Heating and Cooling in Rock Hill and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 803-980-4328 or scheduling an appointment with us online.