How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 In spite of popular belief, the majority of our exposure to pollutants takes place 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 ensure 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 your 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 identified 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 check to determine if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outside of your home. The next step toward increasing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There may 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 identified any of these indicators of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning 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 residence and can decrease levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can share all the selections we have with you to advance and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 601-268-3486 or scheduling an appointment with us online.