How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 In spite of popular belief, the bulk 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent 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 inspecting 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 you see them go away once you are outdoors. The next stage toward increasing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to disappear. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings. If you’ve noticed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work alongside your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire house and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can talk about all the choices we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 918-682-8238 or setting up an appointment with us online.