How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 Despite popular belief, most 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 consumed indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and confirm that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in our home? 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 inside? Poor air quality can easily be acknowledged 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 check to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outdoors. The next phase toward increasing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can start to 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 significantly impact your belongings. If you’ve identified any of these displays of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Langford Cooling are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work alongside your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire residence and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can discuss all the options we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Langford Cooling in Tampa Bay and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 813-898-9553 or scheduling an appointment with us online.