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

In spite of 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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are expended indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and confirm that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?

The first step to checking the indoor air quality of your home 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 identified 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 outdoors.

The next step toward increasing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There could 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 greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve observed any of these displays of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Total Comfort are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire house and can reduce 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 Total Comfort in Franklin Lakes and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 201-891-1333 or arranging an appointment with us online.