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

Contrary to popular belief, the majority 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 ensure that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and make sure that our health isn’t 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 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 measure to decide if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if you see them go away once you are outdoors.

The next step toward enhancing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items throughout your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve noticed any of these indicators of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating are more than happy to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work alongside your existing heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire residence and can lower levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the selections we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating in Saint Louis and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 314-961-0875 or arranging an appointment with us online.