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

Despite popular belief, most 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 consumed indoors. How can we check 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 examining the indoor air quality of your house 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 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 check to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are away from your home.

The next phase toward improving air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these things 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 B & G HVAC are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work together with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire residence and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can discuss all the choices we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at B & G HVAC in Marshalltown and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 641-752-3429 or arranging an appointment with us online.