How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 In spite of popular belief, most 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. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and confirm that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our 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 identified 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 gauge 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 inspecting for odors or damage in the items throughout 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 leave. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings. If you’ve observed any of these displays of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work alongside your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire residence and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can talk about all the selections we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration in Colorado Springs and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 719-332-3458 or scheduling an appointment with us online.