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. Plus, 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 ensure that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?

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 indoors? Poor air quality can easily be identified 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 determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outdoors.

The next stage toward increasing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There could 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 greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve noticed any of these signs of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work alongside your existing 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 selections we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning in Winnipeg and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 204-272-8128 or scheduling an appointment with us online.

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