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 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. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and confirm that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our home? The first step to inspecting the indoor air quality of your residence is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience inside? 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 measure to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are away from your home. 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 go away. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings. If you’ve identified any of these displays of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning are here 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 throughout 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 increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 805-688-4018 or setting up an appointment with us online.