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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed 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 residence is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience indoors? Poor air quality can easily be recognized 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 check to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outdoors. The next phase toward enhancing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings. If you’ve noticed any of these displays of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire home and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can discuss all the selections we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc in Springfield and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 217-210-2662 or scheduling an appointment with us online.