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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 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 check that our indoor air quality is the best it can be and make sure that our health is not being negatively impacted by what’s right in our home?

The first step to examining the indoor air quality of your home 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 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 you see them go away once you are away from your home.

The next stage toward increasing air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can appear discolored and wood furniture can also warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these things can indicate poor air quality in your home and can seriously impact your belongings.

If you’ve identified any of these signs of poor air quality and are concerned about your health or home comfort, the experts at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to advance indoor air quality that work with your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing through your entire home 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 critical to us at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio and we want your household to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you think of by calling us at 419-592-4756 or arranging an appointment with us online.