How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 Despite popular belief, most of our exposure to pollutants occurs 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 ensure that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and ensure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our house? The first step to inspecting the indoor air quality of your house is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience indoors? Poor air quality can easily be acknowledged 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 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 increasing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings. If you’ve noticed any of these signs of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at B&D Air Conditioning are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire house and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can talk about all the selections we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at B&D Air Conditioning in Safford and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 928-432-6018 or scheduling an appointment with us online.