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 expended indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and ensure that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in your home? The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your residence is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience inside? Poor air quality can easily be identified 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 gauge to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outdoors. The next phase toward increasing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these factors 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 worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Mitchell Heating are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work together with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire residence and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can talk about all the options we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Mitchell Heating in Colorado Springs and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 719-596-6677 or scheduling an appointment with us online.