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

Contrary to 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 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 our 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 decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outside of your home.

The next phase toward increasing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve noticed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Anderson Heating & A/C are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work alongside your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire house and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the options we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 775-882-8154 or arranging an appointment with us online.