How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 In spite of 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 expended indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and make sure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in your home? 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 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 decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outside of your home. The next step toward enhancing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can appear 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 factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings. If you’ve observed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Air Temperature Control 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 through 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 critical to us at Air Temperature Control in Macon and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 478-784-1109 or scheduling an appointment with us online.