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

In spite of popular belief, the bulk 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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are expended indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and ensure 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 residence 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 typically can be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best check to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are away from your home.

The next step toward increasing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve identified any of these signs of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work alongside your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire home and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the selections we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning in Wyandotte and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 734-284-1224 or setting up an appointment with us online.