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

Contrary to 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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and confirm that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?

The first step to checking the indoor air quality of your residence 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 they go away once you are outside of your home.

The next stage toward improving 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 could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these displays of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work together with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire house and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the options we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. in South Beloit and Belvidere and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 877-389-2465 or scheduling an appointment with us online.