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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 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 expended indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and make sure that our health is not being 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 can often 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 away from your home.

The next phase toward improving air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There may 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 greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve identified any of these signs of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work alongside your current 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 discuss all the selections we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC in East Peoria and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 309-437-2703 or arranging an appointment with us online.