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

In spite of popular belief, the majority 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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and make sure that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?

The first step to examining 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 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 decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are away from your home.

The next phase toward increasing air quality is checking 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 might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve noticed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. are available 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 around your entire home and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can discuss all the choices we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Denver and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 303-452-4146 or arranging an appointment with us online.