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

Despite 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are expended indoors. How can we check 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 your 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 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 determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outside of your home.

The next phase toward improving air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There might 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 greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these displays of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Brandon Heating and Plumbing are here 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 discuss all the selections we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Brandon Heating and Plumbing in Brandon and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 204-728-0180 or scheduling an appointment with us online.

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