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

According to the EPA nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors, including the office and in your own Olathe home. The majority of our exposure to impurities takes place indoors, with indoor air being two-to-five times more dirty than outdoor air. That is why your home’s indoor air quality is essential for better health. So what are some signals that you may need to improve your indoor air quality?

How You Feel

There are a number of physical symptoms of reduced indoor air quality in Olathe, for example: fatigue, watery eyes, headaches, coughing, sneezing and a number of others. The symptoms can often be misidentified as other illnesses such as allergies or a cold. If your symptoms seem to vanish when you’re outside of the house, it may be an indoor air quality issue.

Odors and Damage

Reduced indoor air quality doesn’t just play a role in your health; it may damage the items in your home. You might start noticing your walls or ceilings look discolored, your wood furniture warping or your paint chipping. These are all things that show that you might have bad indoor air quality. There also might be a musty smell that is always around.

If your home seems to be affected by poor indoor air quality, we carry Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to better your indoor air quality. Our products work hand-in-hand with your heating and cooling system to get the job done. We also have the industry-leading air purification system that takes on all three types of indoor air pollution normally found indoors. Our Healthy Climate® ventilation system will keep fresh air flowing through your home, which may also lower the levels of impurities.

Your home comfort and your health are important to Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Olathe. Our pros can talk you through all of the options we have to better your indoor air quality and keep you breathing easy. We are ready to answer any questions you may have, just give us a call at 913-432-3342 or arrange an appointment with us online.



1https://www.cpsc.gov/Safety-Education/Safety-Guides/Home/The-Inside-Story-A-Guide-to-Indoor-Air-Quality