How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 Despite popular belief, the bulk of our exposure to pollutants takes place 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 make sure that our indoor air quality is the greatest 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 when you are indoors? Poor air quality can easily be recognized 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 check to decide 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 checking for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can look 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 significantly impact your belongings. If you’ve noticed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire residence and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can share all the options we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 760-784-9034 or arranging an appointment with us online.