How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 Contrary to 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and confirm that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our home? 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 indoors? Poor air quality can easily be recognized 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 you see them go away once you are away from your home. The next step 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 also warp or chip. There may also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. 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 indicators of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Dynamic Comfort Solutions are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work alongside your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire home and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can discuss all the options we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Dynamic Comfort Solutions in Locust and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 704-485-5506 or scheduling an appointment with us online.