How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 Despite 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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and ensure that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our home? 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 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 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 within your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can also 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 seriously impact your belongings. If you’ve identified any of these indicators of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work alongside your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire residence and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can discuss all the selections we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning in Bossier City and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 800-COOLING or scheduling an appointment with us online.