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

October 24, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, the bulk of our exposure to pollutants happens 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 spent indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the best 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 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 acknowledged 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 measure to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outdoors.

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

If you’ve noticed any of these signs of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work together with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire residence and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can talk about all the choices we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace in Monroe and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 608-291-3606 or arranging an appointment with us online.