How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 Despite popular belief, the bulk 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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are expended indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and confirm that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in your home? The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your house 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 may 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 outside of your home. The next stage toward enhancing air quality is inspecting 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 may 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 noticed any of these displays of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at C-N-O Comfort Zone are more than happy 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 decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can share all the options we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at C-N-O Comfort Zone in Saint Peters and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 636-578-1777 or arranging an appointment with us online.