How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 Contrary to popular belief, the majority 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 consumed indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and ensure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in your home? The first step to inspecting the indoor air quality of your home 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 identified 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 check 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 inspecting for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings. If you’ve observed any of these signs of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at McCune Heating & Cooling are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work alongside your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire home and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can share all the choices we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at McCune Heating & Cooling in Augusta and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 316-733-9123 or setting up an appointment with us online.