How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are expended indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and make sure that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in your home? 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 when you are indoors? Poor air quality can easily be acknowledged through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that can often 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 away from your home. The next phase toward improving air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There may also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings. If you’ve identified any of these signs of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at White Mechanical, Inc. 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 home and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can discuss all the choices we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at White Mechanical, Inc. in Laguna Hills and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 949-716-8379 or setting up an appointment with us online.