How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 Contrary to popular belief, most 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 check that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and ensure 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 recognized 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 go away once you are away from your home. The next phase toward enhancing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings. If you’ve noticed any of these displays of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Ilten's Incorporated are available 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 around your entire residence and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can share all the selections we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is very important to us at Ilten's Incorporated in Cedar Rapids and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you might have by calling us at 319-363-0283 or setting up an appointment with us online.