How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 Despite popular belief, the majority 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 expended indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the greatest 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 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 measure to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outdoors. The next step toward increasing air quality is checking 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 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 Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire house and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can discuss all the selections we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning in Colfax and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 509-397-3622 or scheduling an appointment with us online.