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

Air Quality

In spite of 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we make sure 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 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 see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are away from your home.

The next stage toward increasing air quality is examining 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 might 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 seriously impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these signs of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work alongside your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire residence and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can talk about all the selections we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating in Pella and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 641-628-3621 or setting up an appointment with us online.

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