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

Contrary to 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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and make sure that our health is not being 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 typically can be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best gauge to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are away from your home.

The next stage toward increasing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items within 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 disappear. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings.

If you’ve identified any of these signs of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work with your present 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 discuss all the options we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning in Upland and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 909-982-5698 or setting up an appointment with us online.