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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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are expended indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and make sure that our health is not being 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 inside? Poor air quality can easily be identified through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that typically can be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best check to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outdoors.

The next phase toward enhancing 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 could 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 significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve noticed any of these displays of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. are here 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 throughout your entire residence and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the choices we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Utica and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 586-731-0950 or setting up an appointment with us online.