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

In spite of popular belief, most of our exposure to pollutants takes place 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 ensure that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and confirm that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our home?

The first step to inspecting the indoor air quality of your home 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 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 step toward increasing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There could 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 significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these displays of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Symbiont Service Corp are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work together with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire house and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the choices we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Symbiont Service Corp in Englewood and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 941-306-4161 or scheduling an appointment with us online.

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