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

Despite 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the highest 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 inside? 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 measure to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are away from your home.

The next phase toward enhancing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There might 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 seriously impact your belongings.

If you’ve identified any of these indicators of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Knoechel Heating Company are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work alongside your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire home and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can talk about all the options we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Knoechel Heating Company in Zelienople and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 724-452-6280 or setting up an appointment with us online.