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

In spite of popular belief, the bulk 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. Plus, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are expended indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the greatest it can be and confirm that our health will not be negatively impacted by what’s right in our home?

The first step to checking the indoor air quality of your house is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience indoors? Poor air quality can easily be acknowledged 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 gauge to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outside of your home.

The next stage toward enhancing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can look 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 factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings.

If you’ve identified any of these indicators of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire home and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can discuss all the options we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc in Rapid City and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 605-342-5107 or arranging an appointment with us online.