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

Contrary to popular belief, the majority 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 make sure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and ensure that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

The first step to checking 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 gauge to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outdoors.

The next stage toward improving air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve noticed any of these displays of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work together with your present 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 discuss all the choices we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Olathe and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 913-432-3342 or arranging an appointment with us online.