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

In spite of 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 expended indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and make sure that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your residence is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience indoors? Poor air quality can easily be acknowledged 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 measure to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outside of 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 look discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There might 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 seriously 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 Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling are available 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 home and can lower 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 very important to us at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling in Des Moines and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 515-207-6569 or setting up an appointment with us online.

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