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 spent indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and ensure that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in your home? The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your home 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 can often be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best measure to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outdoors. The next phase toward increasing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can also 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 seriously impact your belongings. If you’ve identified any of these signs of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. are more than happy 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 throughout your entire home and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can share all the options we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Madera and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 559-675-1681 or setting up an appointment with us online.