How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 Contrary to popular belief, most 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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and ensure that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in our house? The first step to checking 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 typically can be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best measure 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 enhancing 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 factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings. If you’ve noticed any of these signs of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Stan's Heating, Inc are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire residence and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can talk about all the selections we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Stan's Heating, Inc in Ontario and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 541-889-3987 or setting up an appointment with us online.