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 spent indoors. How can we make sure 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 examining 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 acknowledged 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 see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are away from your home. The next stage toward increasing air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There may 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 observed any of these displays of poor air quality and are worried about your health or home comfort, the experts at MPC Heating & Cooling are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work together with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire house and can decrease 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 very important to us at MPC Heating & Cooling in Chadron and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 308-432-5301 or scheduling an appointment with us online.