How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality10/24/2016 Despite 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 check 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 home? 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 indoors? Poor air quality can easily be acknowledged through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that can often be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best measure to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they subside once you are outdoors. The next phase toward increasing air quality is examining for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings. If you’ve noticed any of these displays of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Schagrin Gas Company are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work together with your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire house and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification. Our professionals can discuss all the choices we have with you to increase and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at Schagrin Gas Company in Middletown and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 302-658-2000 or setting up an appointment with us online.