How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 In spite of popular belief, the bulk 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 consumed indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and confirm that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our house? The first step to checking the indoor air quality of your home 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 identified 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 gauge to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outdoors. The next step toward enhancing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can start to 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 seriously impact your belongings. If you’ve identified any of these displays of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc 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 through your entire house and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can talk about all the options we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc in Wisconsin Rapids and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 715-421-5555 or arranging an appointment with us online.