How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

October 24, 2016

According to the EPA nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors, including the office and inside your own Cedar Rapids home. The majority of our exposure to impurities happens indoors, with indoor air being two-to-five times more contaminated than outdoor air. That is why your home’s indoor air quality is crucial for great health. So what are some indicators that you may need to improve your indoor air quality?

How You Feel

There are quite a few physical symptoms of bad indoor air quality in Cedar Rapids, such as: fatigue, watery eyes, headaches, coughing, sneezing and a number of others. The symptoms can often be incorrectly identified as other illnesses such as allergies or a cold. If your symptoms seem to disappear when you’re outside of the house, it may be an indoor air quality issue.

Odors and Damage

Poor indoor air quality doesn’t just impact your health; it might damage the furniture in your home. You may start noticing your walls or ceilings look tarnished, your wood furniture warping or your paint chipping. These are all things that show that you may have poor indoor air quality. There also might be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away.

If your home seems to be affected by bad indoor air quality, we offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve your indoor air quality. Our products work in tandem with your heating and cooling system to get the job done. We also have the industry-leading air purification system that takes on all three types of indoor air pollution typically found indoors. Our Healthy Climate® ventilation system will keep fresh air flowing through your home, which can also decrease the levels of pollutants.

Your home comfort and your health are important to Ilten's Incorporated in Cedar Rapids. Our pros can talk you through all of the products we have to improve your indoor air quality and keep you breathing easy. We are ready to answer any questions you might have, just give us a call at 319-208-3295.



1https://www.cpsc.gov/Safety-Education/Safety-Guides/Home/The-Inside-Story-A-Guide-to-Indoor-Air-Quality