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

Despite popular belief, the bulk 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. 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 best 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 home is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience inside? Poor air quality can easily be recognized 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 gauge to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outside of 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 also warp or chip. There may also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these signs of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Custom Air Systems Inc are available 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 through your entire house and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the selections we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Custom Air Systems Inc in Indian River County and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 772-571-1080 or scheduling an appointment with us online.