How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 Contrary to popular belief, most 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 consumed indoors. How can we make sure that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and confirm that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our house? The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your house is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience inside? Poor air quality can easily be recognized through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that may be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best gauge to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outside of your home. The next stage toward improving air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. All of these items can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings. If you’ve identified any of these displays of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to increase indoor air quality that work alongside your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire home and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can share all the options we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. in Belton and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 254-939-1141 or setting up an appointment with us online.