How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 In spite of 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and confirm that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our house? The first step to checking the indoor air quality of your residence 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 may be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best gauge to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are away from your home. The next phase toward enhancing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There may also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings. If you’ve identified any of these signs of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work together with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire residence and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can talk about all the selections we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Carlsbad and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 575-887-7777 or setting up an appointment with us online.